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

20/10/18
19:00
13°
0%
20/10/18
22:00
12°
0%
21/10/18
01:00
12°
0%
21/10/18
04:00
11°
5%
Weather forecast for Pontefract (1.10 miles away) updated 20/10/18 at 12:01.

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 Night

Tuesday 23rd October 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Friday 26th October 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Monday 29th October 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Thursday 1st November 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Monday 5th November 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Thursday 8th November 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Monday 12th November 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Thursday 15th November 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Monday 19th November 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Thursday 22nd November 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Monday 26th November 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Thursday 29th November 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Monday 3rd December 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Thursday 6th December 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Monday 10th December 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Thursday 13th December 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Monday 17th December 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

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

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