Loxham Observatory

Duncan Road, Cranfield, MK43 0TH, East of England

Location description

The Loxham Observatory is home to a large C11 computerised telescope and operated on behalf of Cranfield University by the Cranfield Astronomical Society who meet here regularly on Tuesday evenings during the observing season.


Location event organiser

Cranfield Astronomical Society 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

24/05/19
19:00
18°
4%
24/05/19
22:00
14°
4%
25/05/19
01:00
12°
4%
25/05/19
04:00
11°
5%
Weather forecast for Cranfield (0.44 miles away) updated 24/05/19 at 12:00.

Location light pollution

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

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

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 35 events with the last one being on 30th April 2019 organised by Cranfield Astronomical Society.

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When to visit

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

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