Located on top of the Sackville Building of the University of Manchester the Godlee Observatory is home to the Manchester Astronomical Society. The Society meets most Thursday evenings and members of the public are welcome to attend a few meetings before considering joining the group. If you are interested in attending the observatory please contact the Society directly beforehand to arrange your visit. Private guided tours of the facility are also available.
Above photo by Manchester Astronomical Society.
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Weather forecast for Manchester (0.6 miles away) updated 16/09/21 at 16:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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.