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

20/02
18:00
5%
20/02
21:00
0%
21/02
00:00
4%
21/02
03:00
0%
21/02
06:00
1%
Weather forecast for Hampstead (0.10 miles away) updated 20/02/20 at 18:02.

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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Forthcoming events at this location

Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Friday 21st February 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing Only

Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 22nd February 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing Only

Hampstead Observatory Solar Sun-day

Sunday 23rd February 2020 from 11:00am to 13:00pm
Solar Observing

Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Friday 28th February 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing Only

Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 29th February 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing Only

Hampstead Observatory Solar Sun-day

Sunday 1st March 2020 from 11:00am to 13:00pm
Solar Observing

Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Friday 6th March 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing Only

Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 7th March 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing Only

Hampstead Observatory Solar Sun-day

Sunday 8th March 2020 from 11:00am to 13:00pm
Solar Observing

Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Friday 13th March 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing Only

Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 14th March 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing Only

Hampstead Observatory Solar Sun-day

Sunday 15th March 2020 from 11:00am to 13:00pm
Solar Observing

Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Friday 20th March 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing Only

Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 21st March 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing Only

Hampstead Observatory Solar Sun-day

Sunday 22nd March 2020 from 11:00am to 13:00pm
Solar Observing

Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Friday 27th March 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing Only

Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 28th March 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing Only

Hampstead Observatory Solar Sun-day

Sunday 29th March 2020 from 11:00am to 13:00pm
Solar Observing

Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Friday 3rd April 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing Only

Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 4th April 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing Only

Hampstead Observatory Solar Sun-day

Sunday 5th April 2020 from 11:00am to 13:00pm
Solar Observing

Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Friday 10th April 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing Only

Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 11th April 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing Only

Hampstead Observatory Solar Sun-day

Sunday 12th April 2020 from 11:00am to 13:00pm
Solar Observing

Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Friday 17th April 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing Only

Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 18th April 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing Only

Location

When to visit

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

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