Clanfield Observatory

Hinton Heights, Clanfield, Hampshire, PO8

Location description

Home of the Hampshire Astronomical Group the Clanfield Observatory boasts a number of permanently-housed telescopes which can be used by the public during one of their frequent and popular public stargazing sessions.


Location event organiser

Hampshire Astronomical Group organises stargazing events at this location.


Astronomical society

Meeting place for local astronomical society, often in a location that enables stargazing and observing.


Observatory

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


Tonight's weather forecast

19/07/19
19:00
17°
83%
19/07/19
22:00
17°
89%
20/07/19
01:00
17°
75%
20/07/19
04:00
17°
44%
Weather forecast for Horndean (1.81 miles away) updated 19/07/19 at 08:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a semi-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 Clanfield 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.

Forthcoming events at this location

Public Open Evening at Clanfield Observatory

Saturday 7th September 2019 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Public Open Evening at Clanfield Observatory

Sunday 8th September 2019 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Public Open Evening at Clanfield Observatory

Saturday 5th October 2019 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Public Open Evening at Clanfield Observatory

Sunday 6th October 2019 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Public Open Evening at Clanfield Observatory

Saturday 9th November 2019 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Public Open Evening at Clanfield Observatory

Sunday 10th November 2019 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Public Open Evening at Clanfield Observatory

Saturday 7th December 2019 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Public Open Evening at Clanfield Observatory

Sunday 8th December 2019 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Clanfield Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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