Letchworth Observatory

Standalone Farm, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 4JN

Location description

Run by the Letchworth & District Astronomical Society the observatory is located on the edge of Letchworth Garden City away from the worst of the light pollution. The observatory hosts frequent public stargazing events throughout the year.


Location event organiser

Letchworth & 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

23/03/19
18:00
10°
4%
23/03/19
21:00
5%
24/03/19
00:00
5%
24/03/19
03:00
5%
Weather forecast for Letchworth Garden City (0.96 miles away) updated 23/03/19 at 20:00.

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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Semi-rural
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Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Forthcoming events at this location

Lunar Imaging at Letchworth Observatory

Saturday 13th April 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 14th April 2019 00:00am
Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Letchworth Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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