Hampstead Observatory

Hampstead Grove, Hampstead, NW3 1DU

Location description

Hampstead Observatory is currently undergoing renovations and is not expected to re-open until September 2019. When the facility does re-open it is anticipated that it will be accessible to the public every Friday and Saturday night (weather permitting) during the observing season September through to end of April (the observatory is closed during Summer months).


Location event organiser

Hampstead Scientific 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

23/05/19
19:00
20°
1%
23/05/19
22:00
17°
0%
24/05/19
01:00
14°
0%
24/05/19
04:00
12°
0%
Weather forecast for Hampstead (0.10 miles away) updated 23/05/19 at 06:00.

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.

Location

When to visit

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

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