Orwell Park Observatory

Orwell Park School, Nacton, IP10 0ER

Location description

Prestigious Victorian observatory which is opened to the public on a number of dates each year.


Location event organiser

Orwell Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.


Observatory

Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.


Tonight's weather forecast

20/11
18:00
4%
20/11
21:00
1%
21/11
00:00
1%
21/11
03:00
9%
21/11
06:00
8%
Weather forecast for Levington (1.50 miles away) updated 20/11/19 at 20:01.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a suburban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Urban
Suburban
Semi-rural
Rural
Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Forthcoming events at this location

Orwell Park Observatory Public Open Evening

Tuesday 11th February 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Orwell Park Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

Add to favourites

To add this location to your favourites and receive optional stargazing event notifications simply login or register.

Stargazing Vouchers

stargazing vouchers
A stargazing experience voucher makes for a fantastic gift! We've got some great suggestions!

Telescopes for beginners

Thinking of purchasing a telescope!? See our guide as to which telescopes we recommend for beginners.

Register to receive stargazing event notifications