Keele University, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG
The Keele Observatory opens its doors to the public 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 to attend.
Please note that this has already taken place on 26/12/2023
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 26th Dec
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.