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Wirksworth Stardisc

Wirksworth Stardisc

Stoney Wood, Wirksworth, 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.

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  • Chesterfield Barnett Observatory Open Evening

    Friday 28th January 2022 from 20:00pm to 23:30pm

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