The Austerfield Field Study Centre on the South East outskirts of Doncaster is home to the fabulous Brian Joynes Observatory and is run in partnership with the very keen and enthusiastic members of Doncaster Astronomy Society. In particular the location caters especially for group visits including school, Scout groups etc. Members of the public are also very welcome to attend during any regular event all of which are suitable for all ages and abilities. Visiting this facility comes highly recommended.
Location events organiser
Doncaster Astronomical Society organises events at this location
Please contact Doncaster Astronomical Society directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location
Weather forecast for Bawtry (1.2 miles away) updated 16/10/21 at 04:00.
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.