Hampstead Observatory

Hampstead Grove, Hampstead, NW3 1DU

Location description

The Hampstead Observatory, lovingly refurbished by the dedicated and enthusiastic astronomers from the Hampstead Scientific Society and re-opened in September 2019 is home to a stunning 6" Cooke refracting telescope which offers stunning views of the skies above London. The facility is opened to the public every Friday and Saturday night (strictly weather permitting) during the observing season from mid-September through to mid-April (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

09/04/20
19:00
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09/04/20
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10/04/20
01:00
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10/04/20
04:00
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Weather forecast for Hampstead (0.10 miles away) updated 09/04/20 at 18:01.

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.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 89 events with the last one being on 5th April 2020 organised by Hampstead Scientific Society.

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When to visit

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

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