The Astronomy Centre

Bacup Road A681, Near Todmorden, Lancashire, OL14 7HP

Location description

The Astronomy Centre is high up on the moors of the Southern Pennines, near the border between Yorkshire and Lancashire. At an elevation of about 1112' (339m), the main observatory is situated on a level plateau surrounded by a ring of low hills which offer protection against light pollution from nearby towns.


Location event organiser

Astronomy Centre organises stargazing events at this location.


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
5%
23/03/19
21:00
5%
24/03/19
00:00
5%
24/03/19
03:00
4%
Weather forecast for Bacup (2.04 miles away) updated 23/03/19 at 20:00.

Location light pollution

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

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

When to stargaze at The Astronomy Centre

This location's semi-rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Forthcoming events at this location

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 23rd March 2019 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 30th March 2019 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 6th April 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 7th April 2019 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 13th April 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 14th April 2019 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 20th April 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 21st April 2019 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 27th April 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 28th April 2019 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 4th May 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 5th May 2019 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 11th May 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 12th May 2019 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 18th May 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 19th May 2019 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 25th May 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 26th May 2019 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 1st June 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 2nd June 2019 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 8th June 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 9th June 2019 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 15th June 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 16th June 2019 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 22nd June 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 23rd June 2019 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 29th June 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 30th June 2019 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 6th July 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 7th July 2019 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 13th July 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 14th July 2019 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 21st July 2019 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 27th July 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 28th July 2019 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 3rd August 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 4th August 2019 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 10th August 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 11th August 2019 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 17th August 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 18th August 2019 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 24th August 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 25th August 2019 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 31st August 2019 from 19:30pm to Sunday 1st September 2019 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit The Astronomy Centre can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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