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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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Events nearby

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  • Salford Observatory 50th Anniversary

    Saturday 23rd October 2021 from 18:20pm to 21:30pm

    Salford Observatory, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ (24.4 miles away)

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  • Stargazing in Forest of Bowland at Bentham Golf Club

    Saturday 23rd October 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Bentham Golf Club, Bentham, LA2 7AG (22.5 miles away)

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  • Salford Observatory open evening

    Wednesday 27th October 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Salford Observatory, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ (24.4 miles away)

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  • Heaton Park Astronomy Group meeting and observing

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

    Heaton Park Bowls Pavilion - Prestwich, Prestwich, M25 2GT (22.6 miles away)

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  • Keighley Astronomical Society Meeting

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

    Steeton Methodist Church Hall, Keighley, BD20 6PD (26.8 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

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    Chipping, Preston, PR3 2QT (5.9 miles away)

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    Slaidburn Road, Newton in Bowland, BB7 (11.8 miles away)

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  • Graystock Lodge – Cockerham

    Cockerham, Lancaster, LA2 0ER (14.5 miles away)

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  • Merrybent Hill Luxury B&B

    Catlow Road, Slaidburn, BB7 3AQ (15.4 miles away)

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  • Granville House Holiday Cottage

    Bell Busk, Skipton, BD23 4DU (23.0 miles away)

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  • Shepherds Cottage – Winshaw

    Chapel-le-Dale, Ingleton, LA6 3AT (27.9 miles away)

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