Keele Observatory public open evening

Keele Observatory public open evening

Tuesday 28th May 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Keele Observatory
Keele University, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG

The Keele Observatory opens its doors for public observing every Tuesday evening from 8 pm to 10 pm.

Enjoy an evening looking through their historical 12-inch aperture Grubb Parsons refractor (weather permitting), see their 24-inch aperture research telescope in action and view their exhibits.

An astronomer will be on hand to answer your questions. These sessions are suitable for all ages, are free of charge, and no booking is required.

Please note that this has already taken place on 28/05/2024


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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Keele Observatory. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

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    Tuesday 9th July 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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    Tuesday 23rd July 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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    Tuesday 30th July 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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