Lime Tree Observatory

Lime Tree Farm, Grewelthorpe, HG4 3DA

Location description

Located in the heart of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Lime Tree Observatory benefits from a remote but accessible location under the darkest of skies. The observatory is run by experienced astronomers who have a fantastic ability to communicate the science of Astronomy to their guests. A visit to this is facility is one that, no matter age or experience, everyone would enjoy.


Location event organiser

Lime Tree Observatory 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

25/09/18
19:00
14°
1%
25/09/18
22:00
12°
4%
26/09/18
01:00
12°
3%
26/09/18
04:00
12°
0%
Weather forecast for Masham (2.49 miles away) updated 25/09/18 at 20:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Lime Tree Observatory

This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Forthcoming events at this location

Lime Tree Observatory Open Evening

Wednesday 17th October 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Lime Tree Observatory Open Evening (Half term)

Thursday 1st November 2018 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Lime Tree Observatory Open Evening

Thursday 15th November 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Lime Tree Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 4th December 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Lime Tree Observatory Open Evening (Christmas Special)

Wednesday 19th December 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Lime Tree Observatory Open Evening (Christmas Special)

Thursday 20th December 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

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

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