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

  • 01/12/23

    -1° 1%
  • 01/12/23

    -2° 14%
  • 02/12/23

    -3° 14%
  • 02/12/23

    -3° 2%

Weather forecast for Wirksworth (0.4 miles away) updated 01/12/23 at 04:00.

Events nearby

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  • Astronomy in the Forest

    Friday 1st December 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:45pm

    Sherwood Pines Forest Visitor Centre - Forestry England, Mansfield, NG21 9HN (22.8 miles away)

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  • Derby & District Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Friday 1st December 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Friends Meeting House - Derby, Derby, DE1 3GY (11.7 miles away)

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  • Rosliston Astronomy Group Astrophotography Session

    Friday 1st December 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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

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  • Chesterfield Barnett Observatory Members Evening (Visitors welcome)

    Friday 1st December 2023 from 20:00pm to 21:30pm

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

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  • Sky is the Limit Stargazing at Elvaston Castle

    Saturday 2nd December 2023 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Elvaston Castle Country Park, Elvaston, DE72 3EP (15.4 miles away)

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