Battlesteads Observatory is located on the premises of the Battlesteads Hotel in Wark. The venue benefits from good 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, we recommend visiting Battlesteads Observatory when the skies are at their darkest, the time around each New Moon. See our dark sky calendar to find out when is best.
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Weather forecast for Wark (0.1 miles away) updated 28/11/23 at 20:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. 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. See our dark sky calendar for more details.