Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory – Moor Park

Blackpool Road, Preston, PR2 3AE, North West

Location description

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 event organiser

Preston and District 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

24/03/19
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25/03/19
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Weather forecast for Preston North End F.c. (0.69 miles away) updated 24/03/19 at 08:00.

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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Forthcoming events at this location

Public Observing at Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory

Thursday 18th April 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
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Public Observing at Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory

Thursday 19th September 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
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Public Observing at Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory

Thursday 17th October 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
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Public Observing at Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory

Thursday 21st November 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
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Public Observing at Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory

Thursday 19th December 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
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Public Observing at Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory

Thursday 16th January 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
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Public Observing at Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory

Thursday 20th February 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
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Public Observing at Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory

Thursday 19th March 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
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When to visit

The best time to visit Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory - Moor Park can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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