Located at a Dark Sky Discovery Site in Wark on the premises of the Battlesteads Hotel the Battlesteads Observatory benefits from excellent dark skies for its village location. The observatory runs a variety of events most evenings each week and often ties in deals with the hotel and restaurant.
For the best stargazing experience visit the Battlesteads Observatory around a new moon period when the skies dark -- use the dark sky calendar to see when is best.
Location event organiser
Battlesteads Observatory organises stargazing events at this location.
Dark sky discovery site
Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.
Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.
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When to stargaze at Battlesteads Observatory
This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.