Peter Bolas Observatory

Peter Bolas Observatory

Rosliston, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX

The Peter Bolas Observatory is the proud home of the Rosliston Astronomy Group.

Opened on 14th March 2020, the venue was named after the founder of the group, Peter Bolas. Peter was a passionate astronomer keen on encouraging people of all ages to join in. Although Peter sadly passed away in 2013, his enthusiasm for astronomy lives on through this wonderful facility.

The observatory enables the astronomy group to extend their already active programme of outreach events. Children and young people are encouraged to visit including those from schools, scouts and guides as well as the wider community. Everyone can expect a warm welcome — we recommend you visit!


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Rosliston Astronomy Group

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Weather forecast

  • 24/09/21

    19° 4%
  • 24/09/21

    17° 4%
  • 25/09/21

    17° 5%
  • 25/09/21

    16° 5%

Weather forecast for Burton Upon Trent (3.8 miles away) updated 24/09/21 at 04:00.




Events nearby

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  • Knowle Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Monday 4th October 2021 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm

    Dorridge Village Hall, Grange Road, Dorridge, B93 8QA (27.1 miles away)

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  • Nottingham Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 7th October 2021 from 20:00pm to 21:30pm

    Gotham Memorial Hall, Nottingham Road, Gotham, NG11 0HE (19.9 miles away)

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  • Heart of England Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 7th October 2021 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

    The Old Telephone Exchange – Furnace End, Tamworth Road, Birmingham, B46 2LL (16.2 miles away)

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  • Observing with Melton and District Astronomical Society

    Friday 8th October 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Gaddesby Village Hall, Ashby Road, Melton Mowbray, LE7 4WF (27.8 miles away)

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  • Flamsteed Observatory Open Evening

    Saturday 9th October 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Flamsteed Observatory, Near Brailsford, Derby, DE6 3BY (15.0 miles away)

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