Run by the enthusiastic members of Chesterfield Astronomical Society the Chesterfield Barnett Observatory is a wonderful facility housing a huge and impressive 18″ aperture telescope and lecture room with excellent amenities. The location is frequently open to the public and is very much worth a visit!
Location events organiser
Chesterfield Astronomical Society organises events at this location
Please contact Chesterfield Astronomical Society directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location
Weather forecast for Chesterfield (1.6 miles away) updated 04/08/21 at 16:00.
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.