The Trent Astronomical Observatory is located near the Erasmus Darwin buildings on the Clifton Campus of Nottingham Trent University. The observatory is home to several high-tech telescopes made accessible to the public during regular “Open Dome” events.
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Nottingham Trent University organises events at this location
Please contact Nottingham Trent University directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location
Weather forecast for Clifton (nottingham) (0.4 miles away) updated 19/09/21 at 12:00.
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.