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Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory - Moor Park

Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory - Moor Park

Blackpool Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 3AE, North West

The Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory in Moor Park (also known as Moor Park Observatory) has a long history and deep tradition with astronomy. Originally opened in June 1927 the observatory has been recently renovated in 2017 and now opens its doors to the public every third Thursday of the month during the observing season.


Location events organiser

Preston and District Astronomical Society

Preston and District Astronomical Society organises events at this location

Please contact Preston and District Astronomical Society directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

  • 19/08/22

    18° 4%
  • 19/08/22

    17° 2%
  • 20/08/22

    15° 1%
  • 20/08/22

    15° 4%

Weather forecast for Preston North End F.c. (0.7 miles away) updated 19/08/22 at 04:00.




Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory - Moor Park. View these events on a calendar.

  • Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory Open Day

    Sunday 11th September 2022 from 10:00am to 14:00pm

    Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory - Moor Park, Preston, PR2 3AE

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  • Moor Park Observatory public open evening

    Thursday 15th September 2022 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory - Moor Park, Preston, PR2 3AE

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  • Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory Open Day

    Sunday 18th September 2022 from 10:00am to 14:00pm

    Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory - Moor Park, Preston, PR2 3AE

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  • Moor Park Observatory public open evening

    Thursday 20th October 2022 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory - Moor Park, Preston, PR2 3AE

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  • Moor Park Observatory public open evening

    Thursday 17th November 2022 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory - Moor Park, Preston, PR2 3AE

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  • Moor Park Observatory public open evening

    Thursday 19th January 2023 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory - Moor Park, Preston, PR2 3AE

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