University of Central London Observatory

553 Watford Way, Mill Hill Park, NW7 2QS

Location description

The UCL Observatory is one of the best-equipped astronomical facilities for student training and research in the UK. It hosts regular free public open evenings, roughly fortnightly, on Fridays and some Saturdays during UCL's autumn and winter terms (October–March inclusive).


Location event organiser

University of Central London Observatory 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

19/02
18:00
58%
19/02
21:00
8%
20/02
00:00
10%
20/02
03:00
13%
20/02
06:00
48%
Weather forecast for Borehamwood (3.27 miles away) updated 19/02/20 at 20:03.

Location light pollution

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

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

Forthcoming events at this location

UCL Observatory Public Tour and Observing

Friday 21st February 2020 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

UCL Observatory Public Tour and Observing

Saturday 29th February 2020 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

UCL Observatory Public Tour and Observing

Friday 13th March 2020 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

UCL Observatory Public Tour and Observing

Friday 27th March 2020 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit University of Central London Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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