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

23/03/19
18:00
5%
23/03/19
21:00
5%
24/03/19
00:00
5%
24/03/19
03:00
0%
Weather forecast for Southport (1.20 miles away) updated 23/03/19 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

Fernley Observatory Public Open Day

Sunday 21st April 2019 from 10:30am to 17:00pm

Fernley Observatory Public Open Day

Sunday 26th May 2019 from 10:30am to 17:00pm

Southport Astronomical Society at Fernley Observatory

Thursday 20th June 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Fernley Observatory Public Open Day

Saturday 22nd June 2019 from 10:30am to 17:00pm

Southport Astronomical Society at Fernley Observatory

Thursday 18th July 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Fernley Observatory Public Open Day

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 10:30am to 17:00pm

Southport Astronomical Society at Fernley Observatory

Thursday 15th August 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Fernley Observatory Public Open Day

Sunday 25th August 2019 from 10:30am to 17:00pm

Fernley Observatory Public Open Day

Sunday 22nd September 2019 from 10:30am to 17:00pm

Fernley Observatory Public Open Day

Tuesday 22nd October 2019 from 10:30am to 16:00pm

Fernley Observatory Public Open Day - Transit of Mercury

Sunday 10th November 2019 from 10:30am to 16:00pm

Fernley Observatory Public Open Day

Sunday 1st December 2019 from 10:30am to 16:00pm

Fernley Observatory Public Open Day

Sunday 22nd December 2019 from 10:30am to 16:00pm

Location

When to visit

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

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