Piazzi Smyth Observatory

Piazzi Smyth Observatory

Bedford School, Bedford, MK40 2LD

The Piazzi Smyth Observatory and planetarium is located on the premises of Bedford School and operates during term time from mid-September to mid-April. It is home to a huge 16″ aperture Schmidt Cassegrain reflecting telescope.

The facility is available to book by interest groups and other schools. Events are run in collaboration with enthusiastic astronomers from the Bedford Astronomical Society.


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Please contact Bedford Astronomical Society directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

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Weather forecast for Bedford (0.7 miles away) updated 16/09/21 at 12:00.




Events nearby

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  • Milton Keynes Astronomical Society Astromeet

    Friday 17th September 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Rectory Cottages – Bletchley, Church Green Road, Milton Keynes, MK63 6BJ (15.8 miles away)

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  • Nene Valley Astronomical Society speaker evening

    Monday 20th September 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston, NN9 6AT (12.1 miles away)

    More info
  • Milton Keynes Astronomical Society Astromeet

    Friday 1st October 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Rectory Cottages – Bletchley, Church Green Road, Milton Keynes, MK63 6BJ (15.8 miles away)

    More info
  • Stanion & Northants Astronomy Club meeting and observing

    Friday 1st October 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Stanion Village Hall, Brigstock Road, Stanion, NN14 1BX (24.0 miles away)

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  • Observing evening with St Neots Astronomy Association

    Monday 4th October 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, High Street, Little Paxton, PE19 6ET (11.7 miles away)

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