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Leighton Observatory Open Evening

Leighton Observatory Open Evening

Wednesday 10th August 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Leighton Observatory
Pex Hill Visitors Centre, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 5QW

Join the friendly and welcoming astronomers from the Liverpool Astronomical Society for this public open evening of their fabulous Leighton Observatory at Pex Hill.

If the weather is suitable, society members often have their telescopes ready to observe astronomical objects such as stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae, and stunning star clusters. If you have a telescope, bring it along!

If the weather is poor, there’s an opportunity for an informal chat about all things space! So whether you are a beginner, professional astronomer or simply interested in astronomy, pop along and visit!


Event organiser

Liverpool Astronomical Society

Liverpool Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Liverpool Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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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 Leighton Observatory. View these events on a calendar.

  • Leighton Observatory Open Evening

    Wednesday 25th May 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Leighton Observatory, Widnes, WA8 5QW

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  • Leighton Observatory Open Evening

    Wednesday 1st June 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Leighton Observatory, Widnes, WA8 5QW

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  • Leighton Observatory Open Evening

    Wednesday 8th June 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Leighton Observatory, Widnes, WA8 5QW

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  • Leighton Observatory Open Evening

    Wednesday 15th June 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Leighton Observatory, Widnes, WA8 5QW

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  • Leighton Observatory Open Evening

    Wednesday 22nd June 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Leighton Observatory, Widnes, WA8 5QW

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  • Leighton Observatory Open Evening

    Wednesday 29th June 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Leighton Observatory, Widnes, WA8 5QW

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