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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

  • 18/10/21

    16° 11%
  • 18/10/21

    16° 4%
  • 19/10/21

    15° 4%
  • 19/10/21

    14° 10%

Weather forecast for Burton Upon Trent (3.8 miles away) updated 18/10/21 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Flamsteed Observatory Open Evening

    Saturday 13th November 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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

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  • Perton Library Astronomy Group Meeting

    Thursday 18th November 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Perton Library, Perton, WV6 7QU (26.0 miles away)

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  • Practical Astronomy with Nottingham Astronomical Society

    Thursday 18th November 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Burnside Hall - Plumtree, Nottingham, NG12 5ND (24.9 miles away)

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  • Heart of England Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 18th November 2021 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

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

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  • Heart of England Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 25th November 2021 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

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

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