Milner K Ford Observatory

Wilton Park, Batley, WF17 0AS

Location description

Home of the Batley & Spenborough Astronomical Society who hold regular society meetings and public stargazing events at this location.


Location event organiser

Batley & Spenborough 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

23/05/19
19:00
16°
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23/05/19
22:00
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24/05/19
01:00
10°
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24/05/19
04:00
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Weather forecast for Birstall Smithies (0.67 miles away) updated 23/05/19 at 18:00.

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

Forthcoming events at this location

Public Observing at the Milner K Ford Observatory

Friday 4th October 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Public Observing at the Milner K Ford Observatory

Friday 1st November 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Public Observing at the Milner K Ford Observatory

Friday 6th December 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Public Observing at the Milner K Ford Observatory

Friday 3rd January 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Public Observing at the Milner K Ford Observatory

Friday 7th February 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Public Observing at the Milner K Ford Observatory

Friday 6th March 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
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Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Milner K Ford Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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