Alston Observatory

Alston Observatory

Alston Lane, Preston, PR3 3BP

Purpose-built teaching and public outreach facility run by the Jerimiah Horrocks Institute division of the University of Central Lancashire. Home to the Moses Holden Telescope, one of the largest telescopes in the UK, as well as the historic Wilfred Hall Telescope the site also has a planetarium all of which are used for undergraduate teaching and encouraging public engagement in science. Access to the facility is strictly by prior booking on one of their monthly open evenings.


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Weather forecast

  • 27/07/21

    17° 13%
  • 27/07/21

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  • 28/07/21

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  • 28/07/21

    14° 55%

Weather forecast for Longridge (2.1 miles away) updated 27/07/21 at 16:00.




Events nearby

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  • Keighley Astronomical Society Meeting

    Thursday 23rd September 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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  • Keighley Astronomical Society Meeting

    Thursday 28th October 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Skipton Road, Keighley, BD20 6PD

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  • Keighley Astronomical Society Meeting

    Thursday 25th November 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Skipton Road, Keighley, BD20 6PD

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  • Keighley Astronomical Society Meeting

    Thursday 9th December 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Skipton Road, Keighley, BD20 6PD

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  • Keighley Astronomical Society Meeting

    Thursday 27th January 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Skipton Road, Keighley, BD20 6PD

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