Cambridge Observatory – Institute of Astronomy

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA

Location description

Located on the campus of Cambridge University the Insitute of Astronomy boasts a number of large aperture telescopes including the incredible Northumberland Refactor which is 20 feet long! Open evenings are every Wednesday night from October to March with events run in association with Cambridge Astronomical Society.


Location event organiser

Cambridge Astronomical 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
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Weather forecast for Cambridge (1.38 miles away) updated 20/02/20 at 16:02.

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

Forthcoming events at this location

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Wednesday 26th February 2020 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Wednesday 4th March 2020 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Wednesday 11th March 2020 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Wednesday 18th March 2020 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Wednesday 25th March 2020 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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