Fernley Observatory

Hesketh Park, Southport, PR9 9LN, North West

Location description

Fabulous observatory set in the wonderful grounds of Hesketh Park and steeped in history. Open during summer months with events run by Southport Astronomical Society and the Friends of Fernley Observatory.


Location event organiser

Southport Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.


Observatory

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


Tonight's weather forecast

25/09/18
19:00
14°
5%
25/09/18
22:00
13°
5%
26/09/18
01:00
13°
9%
26/09/18
04:00
13°
9%
Weather forecast for Southport (1.20 miles away) updated 25/09/18 at 20:00.

Location light pollution

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

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

Forthcoming events at this location

Southport Astronomical Society at Fernley Observatory

Thursday 27th June 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Southport Astronomical Society at Fernley Observatory

Thursday 25th July 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Southport Astronomical Society at Fernley Observatory

Thursday 22nd August 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

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When to visit

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

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