The Sir Patrick Moore Astronomy Centre was purpose-built in 2004 to offer a place for those interested in astronomy to meet and enjoy the fabulous dark skies above the island of Jersey.
The venue features an observatory with a large-aperture telescope that offers amazing views of planets and deep-sky objects.
It is the proud home of the Jersey Astronomy Club, a group of enthusiastic astronomers who open the facility regularly both to club members, their guests, public visitors and schools.
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Weather forecast for Beauport (beach) (0.5 miles away) updated 30/11/23 at 20:00.
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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