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York Observatory

York Observatory

Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR

The York Observatory is located in the ground of the York Museum Gardens and is operated by the York Museums Trust. It is home to a historic 4″ refracting telescope built in 1850 by Thomas Cooke who soon after went on to build the largest telescope in the world at that time. The facility is open to the public most days depending on the availability of their dedicated and enthusiastic team of volunteers (do contact them prior to any visit) as well as a series of special open evenings. The museum also hosts an amazing collection of astronomical items and is well worthy of a visit!


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    Friday 7th January 2022 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

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    Friday 7th January 2022 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

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  • The York Astronomical Society meeting

    Friday 7th January 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Beetle Bank Farm, Murton, YO19 5XD (3.1 miles away)

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  • Dark Skies Stargazing Experience – The Grand, York

    Monday 10th January 2022 from 17:00pm to Tuesday 11th January 2022 12:00pm

    The Grand, York, York, YO1 6GD (0.2 miles away)

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