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!).
Weather forecast for Woughton On The Green (0.9 miles away) updated 10/05/21 at 12:00.
Local light pollution
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.