The Munday-Sayer Observatory is the proud home of the North Essex Astronomical Society. The facility is located near the village of Wakes Colne (and not where we have specified on our map!). The Society holds their regular “club night” events here every Thursday for members only. To join the Society please see their website.
Location events organiser
North Essex Astronomical Society organises events at this location
Please contact North Essex Astronomical Society directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location
Weather forecast for Halstead (5.1 miles away) updated 06/12/23 at 20:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing. See our dark sky calendar for more details.
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