Located on the campus of Cambridge University the Insitute of Astronomy boasts a number of large aperture telescopes including the incredible Northumberland Refactor which is 20 feet long! Open evenings are every Wednesday night from October to March with events run in association with Cambridge Astronomical Society.
Location events organiser
Institute of Astronomy at University of Cambridge organises events at this location
Please contact Institute of Astronomy at University of Cambridge directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location
Weather forecast for Cambridge (1.4 miles away) updated 13/08/22 at 16:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. 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. See our dark sky calendar for more details.
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Below is a list of events at Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy. View these events on a calendar.