Peter Bolas Observatory

Peter Bolas Observatory

Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, 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

Rosliston Astronomy Group organises events at this location

Please contact Rosliston Astronomy Group directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

  • 23/06/24

    24° 4%
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    21° 4%
  • 24/06/24

    19° 5%
  • 24/06/24

    18° 8%

Weather forecast for Burton Upon Trent (3.8 miles away) updated 23/06/24 at 16:01.




Events nearby

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  • Leicester Astronomical Society meeting (fourth Tuesday)

    Tuesday 25th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    National Space Centre, Leicester, LE4 5NS (22.3 miles away)

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  • Ilkeston & District Astronomical Society informal meeting

    Wednesday 26th June 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Shipley Country Park Visitors Centre, Shipley, DE75 7GX (20.8 miles away)

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  • Walsall Astronomical Society meeting and stargazing

    Thursday 27th June 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Rushall Olympic Football Club, Rushall, WS4 1LJ (16.8 miles away)

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  • Rosliston Astronomy Group late-month meeting

    Friday 28th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Rosliston Forestry Centre, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX (0.1 miles away)

    More info
  • The Night Sky Show in Canterbury

    Sunday 30th June 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:15pm

    Royal Concert Hall - Nottingham, Nottingham, NG1 5ND (24.7 miles away)

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