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.
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Weather forecast for Bacup (2.0 miles away) updated 17/08/22 at 04:00.
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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Below is a list of events at The Astronomy Centre. View these events on a calendar.