Foredown Tower

Portslade, Brighton, BN41 2EW

Location description

This former water tower in Portslade is the meeting location for the Foredown Tower Astronomers who meet here on the third Thursday every month. It is open to the public with a visitor centre and cafe and also home to a "camera obscura" -- a unique optical device that is used to observe the surrounding landscape, sun and sky.


Location event organiser

Foredown Tower Astronomers organises stargazing events at this location.


Astronomical society

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


Tonight's weather forecast

22/02
18:00
10°
18%
22/02
21:00
56%
23/02
00:00
90%
23/02
03:00
10°
93%
23/02
06:00
11°
52%
Weather forecast for Southwick (west Sussex) (1.41 miles away) updated 21/02/20 at 20:01.

Location light pollution

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

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

Forthcoming events at this location

Foredown Tower Astronomers Monthly Meeting

Thursday 19th March 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Foredown Tower Astronomers Monthly Meeting

Thursday 16th April 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Foredown Tower Astronomers Monthly Meeting

Thursday 21st May 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Foredown Tower Astronomers Monthly Meeting

Thursday 18th June 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Foredown Tower Astronomers Monthly Meeting

Thursday 16th July 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Foredown Tower can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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