The observatory on the grounds of the Cranbrook School is home to the stunning 22.5″ aperture Alan Young telescope. Members of the Cranbrook and District Science and Astronomical Society are the proud custodians of the facility and regularly run observing sessions at the location.
Location events organiser
Cranbrook and District Science and Astronomical Society organises events at this location
Please contact Cranbrook and District Science and Astronomical Society directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location
Weather forecast for Cranbrook (0.1 miles away) updated 22/10/21 at 12:00.
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.