Home of Breckland Astronomical Society and listed as a Dark Sky Discovery Site, this observatory houses a large 20″ aperture telescope and an enthusiastic group of amateur astronomers. Members of the public are welcome to join them for meetings and observing sessions by prior arrangement.
Location event organiser
Breckland Astronomical Society 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 Breckland Astronomical Observatory
This location's semi-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.