Being housed in an Old Prison the Cotswold Discovery Centre near Northleach has to be one of the more unusual stargazing locations in our database! The 18th century building is now a visitor attraction and its location just off the Fosse Way and away from light pollution means the skies get nice and dark on moonless nights. Perfect venue for stargazing events organised by Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group!
Location events organiser
Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group organises events at this location
Please contact Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location
Weather forecast for Withington (gloucestershire) (4.4 miles away) updated 25/09/21 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.