Hauxley Nature Reserve and Observatory

Low Hauxley, Newcastle, NE65 0JR

Location description

This coastal nature reserve benefits significantly from being away from the bright city lights with skies likely being far better than light pollution maps suggest. Northumberland Astronomical Society host their regular society meetings in the visitor centre and observe from their nearby observatory!


Location event organiser

Northumberland Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.


Astronomical society

Meeting place for local astronomical society, often in a location that enables stargazing and observing.


Observatory

Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.


Tonight's weather forecast

17/07/19
19:00
16°
84%
17/07/19
22:00
15°
83%
18/07/19
01:00
15°
11%
18/07/19
04:00
15°
8%
Weather forecast for Amble Links (beach) (0.76 miles away) updated 17/07/19 at 06:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a semi-rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Hauxley Nature Reserve and Observatory

This location's semi-rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Forthcoming events at this location

Northumberland Astronomical Society Meeting

Thursday 25th July 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Northumberland Astronomical Society Meeting

Thursday 29th August 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Northumberland Astronomical Society Meeting

Thursday 26th September 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Northumberland Astronomical Society Meeting

Thursday 31st October 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Northumberland Astronomical Society Meeting

Thursday 26th December 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Hauxley Nature Reserve and Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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