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

29/09/20
19:00
14°
8%
29/09/20
22:00
12°
5%
30/09/20
01:00
12°
5%
30/09/20
04:00
11°
5%
Weather forecast for Cambridge (1.38 miles away) updated 29/09/20 at 04:00.

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

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 7th October 2020 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 14th October 2020 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 21st October 2020 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 28th October 2020 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 4th November 2020 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 11th November 2020 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 18th November 2020 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 25th November 2020 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 2nd December 2020 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 9th December 2020 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 16th December 2020 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 23rd December 2020 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 30th December 2020 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 6th January 2021 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 13th January 2021 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 20th January 2021 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 27th January 2021 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 10th February 2021 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 17th February 2021 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 24th February 2021 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 3rd March 2021 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 10th March 2021 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 17th March 2021 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 24th March 2021 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Wednesday 31st March 2021 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Location

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