Roseland Observatory

Court Farm, Coombe, PL26 7LE

Location description

Roseland Observatory occupies a fantastic location under the dark skies of Cornwall. It’s setting is a holiday campsite with easy access to St Austell however distant enough to escape nearby light pollution. This is a great place to have a stargazing break with the observatory itself being open to the the public (staying on site or not) every Tuesday evening throughout the observing season with amazing views on offer through their huge 16″ diameter telescope.

Update 09/10/18 we believe the Roseland Observatory is in the process of relocating to a new site — we’ll update the details on this page as soon as we know more!

Location event organiser

Roseland Observatory organises stargazing events at this location.


Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.

Tonight's weather forecast

Weather forecast for High Street (0.98 miles away) updated 09/04/21 at 04:00.

Location light pollution

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

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

When to stargaze at Roseland Observatory

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.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 38 events with the last one being on 24th April 2018 organised by Roseland Observatory.


When to visit

The best time to visit Roseland Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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