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Breckland Astronomical Observatory

Breckland Astronomical Observatory

Great Ellingham, Near Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17

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.


Breckland Astronomical Observatory is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze. Most such locations have overnight parking (sometimes with a fee); however, many do not allow overnight camping. There may or may not be toilet facilities.

Location events organiser

Breckland Astronomical Society

Breckland Astronomical Society organises events at this location

Please contact Breckland Astronomical Society directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

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Weather forecast for Great Ellingham (0.4 miles away) updated 16/05/22 at 04:00.




Events nearby

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  • King’s Lynn and District Astronomy Society informal meeting

    Monday 23rd May 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Tottenhill Village Hall, Tottenhill, PE33 0RS (24.8 miles away)

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  • Breckland Astronomical Society meeting

    Friday 10th June 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, NR17 1HZ (0.1 miles away)

    More info
  • King’s Lynn and District Astronomy Society meeting

    Monday 13th June 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Tottenhill Village Hall, Tottenhill, PE33 0RS (24.8 miles away)

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  • Green Space Dark Skies – Broads National Park

    Wednesday 15th June 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Herringfleet Windmill Car Park, Somerleyton, NR32 5QT (28.1 miles away)

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  • King’s Lynn and District Astronomy Society informal meeting

    Monday 27th June 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Tottenhill Village Hall, Tottenhill, PE33 0RS (24.8 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • Kelling Heath Holiday Park

    Weybourne, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7HW (28.1 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

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  • Bumblebarn Bell Tents

    Sheringwood, Beeston Regis, Norfolk, NR26 8TS (28.9 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Haw Wood Farm Caravan Park

    Hinton, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 3QT (30.0 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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