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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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Weather forecast

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Weather forecast for Birstall Smithies (0.7 miles away) updated 28/01/22 at 04:00.




Events nearby

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  • Observing with Leeds Astronomical Society

    Friday 28th January 2022 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

    The New Inn - Eccup, Leeds, LS16 8AU (11.0 miles away)

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  • Rosse Observatory open evening

    Friday 28th January 2022 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ (14.7 miles away)

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  • Bradford Astronomical Society lecture evening

    Monday 31st January 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Idle & Thackley Conservative Club, Idle, BD10 8QB (8.5 miles away)

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  • Dark Skies Stargazing Experience – The Grand, York

    Tuesday 1st February 2022 from 17:00pm to Wednesday 2nd February 2022 12:00pm

    The Grand, York, York, YO1 6GD (27.8 miles away)

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  • Huddersfield Astronomical Society meeting and observing

    Tuesday 1st February 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Lockwood Park Bowling Pavilion, Huddersfield, HD4 6EN (9.1 miles away)

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  • The Grand, York

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