High Top Observatory
Flaunden, Hemel Hempstead, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1FF
The South West Herts Astronomical Society will be opening their High Top Observatory for interested public members to visit.
Come and see what our society offers, and speak to the experts! There will be refreshments and snacks too!
If the weather is good, the event will likely go on into the evening for observing.
Note: There is now a compost toilet facility on site. Please wear sensible footwear.
This observatory open day is a small event which requires booking. Please email: [email protected] to register your interest.
Please note that this has already taken place on 24/09/2022
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Sat 24th Sep
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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