Rosse Observatory

Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

Location description

Home of the friendly and welcoming West Yorkshire Astronomical Society who host frequent public stargazing sessions every Tuesday and Friday evening.


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

26/03/21
18:00
8%
26/03/21
21:00
75%
27/03/21
00:00
12%
27/03/21
03:00
63%
Weather forecast for Pontefract (1.10 miles away) updated 26/03/21 at 18:00.

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

Forthcoming events at this location

Rosse Observatory Open Evening

Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ
Friday 26th March 2021 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Evening

Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ
Tuesday 30th March 2021 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Evening

Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ
Friday 2nd April 2021 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Evening

Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ
Tuesday 6th April 2021 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Evening

Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ
Friday 9th April 2021 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Evening

Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ
Tuesday 13th April 2021 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Evening

Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ
Friday 16th April 2021 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Evening

Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ
Tuesday 20th April 2021 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Evening

Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ
Friday 23rd April 2021 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Evening

Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ
Tuesday 27th April 2021 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Evening

Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ
Friday 30th April 2021 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm
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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