Charterhouse Outdoor Activity Centre & Observatory

Charterhouse-on-Mendip, Blagon, BS40 7XR

Location description

Set in the heart of the Mendip Hills and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Charterhouse Outdoor Activity Centre’s accessible but remote location makes for a great place to go stargazing. The venue even has it’s own observatory! Public stargazing events organised with the assistance of Wells and Mendip Astronomical Society.


Location event organiser

Wells & Mendip Astronomers organises stargazing events at this location.


Observatory

Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.


Private venue

Location accessible out of hours only when stargazing events are scheduled.


Tonight's weather forecast

29/09/20
19:00
13°
0%
29/09/20
22:00
11°
4%
30/09/20
01:00
10°
1%
30/09/20
04:00
10°
3%
Weather forecast for Cheddar (2.89 miles away) updated 29/09/20 at 12:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Charterhouse Outdoor Activity Centre & 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.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 6 events with the last one being on 21st March 2020 organised by Wells & Mendip Astronomers.

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When to visit

The best time to visit Charterhouse Outdoor Activity Centre & Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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