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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

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Events nearby

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  • Introduction to astronomy with Derby & District Astronomical Society

    Friday 16th September 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Friends Meeting House - Derby, Derby, DE1 3GY (13.7 miles away)

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  • Derby & District Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Friday 7th October 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Friends Meeting House - Derby, Derby, DE1 3GY (13.7 miles away)

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  • Observing with Melton and District Astronomical Society

    Friday 7th October 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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

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  • International Astronomy Show 2022

    Friday 14th October 2022 from 09:00am to Saturday 15th October 2022 18:00pm

    NAEC Stoneleigh, Coventry, CV8 2LZ (28.8 miles away)

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  • Flamsteed Observatory Open Evening

    Saturday 15th October 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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

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