Rosse Observatory

Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

Location description

Home of the Yorkshire Astronomical Society who host frequent public stargazing sessions here.


Location event organiser

West Yorkshire Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.


Astronomical society

Meeting place for local astronomical society, often in a location that enables stargazing and observing.


Observatory

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


Tonight's weather forecast

23/03/19
18:00
10°
4%
23/03/19
21:00
5%
24/03/19
00:00
5%
24/03/19
03:00
4%
Weather forecast for Pontefract (1.10 miles away) updated 23/03/19 at 16:00.

Location light pollution

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

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

Forthcoming events at this location

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 26th March 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 2nd April 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 9th April 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 16th April 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 23rd April 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 30th April 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

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

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