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Wirksworth Stardisc

Wirksworth Stardisc

Stoney Wood, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4EN

Commanding stunning views over the Ecclesbourne Valley as well as starry skies above the Wirksworth Stardisc is a fascinating art installation and stargazing site. First opened in September 2011 the location receives thousands of visitors each year.

The installation features a stone circle measuring 12m across with star charts engraved into black granite stone along with the names of constellations visible from the Northern hemisphere.

It is free to visit and open to everyone 24 hours a day all year round.

Wirksworth Stardisc is a Go Stargazing Site. The location has been identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good location for stargazing based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and offers a safe place to park.

Weather forecast

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Weather forecast for Wirksworth (0.4 miles away) updated 10/08/22 at 12:00.

Events nearby

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  • Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society Meeting

    Thursday 11th August 2022 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm

    Swinton Bottom Club, Swinton, S64 8AU (29.9 miles away)

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  • Rosliston Astronomy Group mid-month meeting

    Friday 12th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Rosliston Forestry Centre, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX (23.0 miles away)

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  • Chesterfield Barnett Observatory Open Evening

    Friday 12th August 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Chesterfield Barnett Observatory, Chesterfield, S41 8RH (12.6 miles away)

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  • Flamsteed Observatory Open Evening

    Saturday 13th August 2022 from 20:30pm to 22:30pm

    Flamsteed Observatory, Derby, DE6 3BY (8.2 miles away)

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  • Keele Observatory public open evening

    Tuesday 16th August 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Keele Observatory, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 5BG (29.5 miles away)

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