Rollright Stones Ancient Monument

Little Rollright, Chipping Norton, OX7 5QB

Location description

Elevated dark site in close proximity to neolithic and bronze age monuments with no artificial lighting. Regular public stargazing events organised by Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group.


Dark sky discovery site

Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.


Tonight's weather forecast

16/07/19
19:00
22°
1%
16/07/19
22:00
18°
3%
17/07/19
01:00
16°
0%
17/07/19
04:00
15°
0%
Weather forecast for Chipping Norton (2.64 miles away) updated 16/07/19 at 08:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a semi-rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Rollright Stones Ancient Monument

This location's semi-rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Forthcoming events at this location

Moonstones Music Performance and Moon Observing

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Rollright Stones Ancient Monument can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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