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

18/01/19
18:00
51%
18/01/19
21:00
6%
19/01/19
00:00
9%
19/01/19
03:00
10%
Weather forecast for Preston North End F.c. (0.69 miles away) updated 18/01/19 at 09:34.

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 21st February 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Public Observing at Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory

Thursday 21st March 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Public Observing at Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory

Thursday 18th April 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear)

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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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