University of Leicester Observatory

University of Leicester Observatory

Oadby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 2LL

The University of Leicester Observatories at Oadby is one of the UK’s largest and most advanced astronomical teaching facilities. It is home to a state of the art 20″ Planewave CDK20 Telescope and can be visited by the public on public stargazing events which are held throughout the winter months.


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University of Leicester Observatory

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Weather forecast

  • 23/05/24

    12° 10%
  • 23/05/24

    11° 6%
  • 24/05/24

    10° 9%
  • 24/05/24

    10° 9%

Weather forecast for Oadby (0.5 miles away) updated 23/05/24 at 20:01.




Events nearby

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  • Leicester Astronomical Society meeting (fourth Tuesday)

    Tuesday 28th May 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    National Space Centre, Leicester, LE4 5NS (3.8 miles away)

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  • Ilkeston & District Astronomical Society informal meeting

    Wednesday 29th May 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Shipley Country Park Visitors Centre, Shipley, DE75 7GX (29.5 miles away)

    More info
  • Rosliston Astronomy Group late-month meeting

    Friday 31st May 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Rosliston Forestry Centre, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX (25.5 miles away)

    More info
  • Northants Amateur Astronomers Informal Meeting and Observing

    Tuesday 4th June 2024 from 19:45pm to 21:30pm

    Geddington Village Hall, Geddington, NN14 1AZ (20.4 miles away)

    More info
  • Peterborough Astronomical Society meeting and observing

    Thursday 6th June 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Sacrewell Heritage Farm, Peterborough, PE8 6HJ (28.4 miles away)

    More info

Stay and gaze nearby

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    Uppingham, Corby, Leicestershire, LE15, East Midlands England (14.9 miles away)

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  • Rockingham Forest Park

    Wansford Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 6FR, East Midlands England (26.0 miles away)

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