Keele University, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 5BG
The Keele Observatory at Keele University is open to the public every Tuesday evening. If the weather permits, there will be observing through their large 31cm aperture refracting telescope. If not, the observatory will still be open for a short guided tour and a chat! If you have your telescope, take it along if you need a hand with it (contact the observatory first to let them know).
These events are entirely free of charge; however, to help manage numbers booking in advance is required!
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Tue 21st Dec
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Below is a list of events at Keele Observatory. View these events on a calendar.