Milner K Ford Observatory

Milner K Ford Observatory

Wilton Park, Batley, WF17 0AS

As of February 2020 the Milner K Ford Observatory sadly closed its observatory dome doors for the last time and was decommissioned, the ageing building becoming difficult and expensive to maintain despite the heroic efforts of the volunteer astronomers who worked there.

The facility was opened in 1969 following a huge community effort and welcomed thousands of visitors over its 50 years of operation.

If you’d like to read more about the history of the facility please see this article on Batley & Spenborough Astronomical Society’s website.


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Batley & Spenborough Astronomical Society organises events at this location

Please contact Batley & Spenborough Astronomical Society directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

  • 24/06/21

    18° 10%
  • 24/06/21

    16° 12%
  • 25/06/21

    15° 55%
  • 25/06/21

    14° 57%

Weather forecast for Birstall Smithies (0.7 miles away) updated 24/06/21 at 04:00.




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