The southwest end of the Park & Ride affords reasonable views of the night sky from an accessible location with good parking and onsite toilets.
The car park is lit until later in the evening but usually switches off before 10pm. View below 10 degrees is restricted by hedges and trees but lots of room to set up and is reasonably sheltered from the prevailing wind.
Location recommended by Bath Astronomers.
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Weather forecast for Bath (2.0 miles away) updated 09/12/23 at 04:00.
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.