George Abell Observatory

George Abell Observatory

Kents Hill, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

The George Abell Observatory is set on the campus of the Open University and is home to a Meade LX200 16-inch instrument known as the Alan Cooper Telescope. The facility is operated jointly by the Department of Physical Sciences and the Open University Astronomy Club, the latter of which should be contacted for all visitor enquiries (anyone can book!).


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Events nearby

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  • Stars & Archaeology at Hanwell Castle

    Saturday 25th September 2021 from 12:00pm to 18:00pm

    Hanwell Community Observatory, Hanwell, Banbury, OX17 1HN (28.4 miles away)

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  • Stars & Archaeology at Hanwell Castle

    Sunday 26th September 2021 from 12:00pm to 18:00pm

    Hanwell Community Observatory, Hanwell, Banbury, OX17 1HN (28.4 miles away)

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  • Milton Keynes Astronomical Society Astromeet

    Friday 1st October 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Rectory Cottages – Bletchley, Church Green Road, Milton Keynes, MK63 6BJ (2.6 miles away)

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  • Observing evening with St Neots Astronomy Association

    Monday 4th October 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, High Street, Little Paxton, PE19 6ET (24.9 miles away)

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  • Public observing with Sandy Astronomical Society

    Monday 4th October 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Blunham Playing Fields, Barford Road, Blunham, MK44 3ND (18.3 miles away)

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