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Hampstead Observatory

Hampstead Observatory

Hampstead Grove, Hampstead, NW3 1DU

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).


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Hampstead Scientific Society

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Weather forecast

  • 17/10/21

    13° 2%
  • 17/10/21

    11° 1%
  • 18/10/21

    11° 4%
  • 18/10/21

    10° 5%

Weather forecast for Hampstead (0.1 miles away) updated 16/10/21 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Ewell Astronomical Society meeting

    Friday 10th December 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Nonsuch High School and Observatory, Cheam, SM3 8AB (14.3 miles away)

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  • Kenley Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 11th December 2021 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

    Norman Fisher Observatory at Kenley, Kenley, CR8 5EP (18.0 miles away)

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  • West of London Astronomical Society meeting – Uxbridge

    Monday 13th December 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Christ Church Chapel - Uxbridge, Uxbridge, UB8 1SZ (12.9 miles away)

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  • Observing evening with Orpington Astronomical Society

    Thursday 16th December 2021 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    Otford Village Memorial Hall, Otford, TN14 5PQ (23.3 miles away)

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  • Loughton Astronomical Society meeting & observing

    Thursday 16th December 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Theydon Bois Scout Hall, Epping, CM16 7EJ (14.0 miles away)

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