The Salford Observatory is the proud home of the Salford Astronomical Society. Steeped in history, the location houses an incredible 18.5-inch aperture reflecting telescope, donated by Jodrell Bank in the 1970s.
The facility has a proud history and was recently renovated in 2020 with a new warm room and projector to cater for talks and presentations.
Open most Wednesdays of the year, guests can expect a warm welcome from friendly astronomers as well as amazing views of fascinating objects through the telescope! A visit is highly recommended!
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Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing. See our dark sky calendar for more details.
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