Moor Park Observatory public open evening (cancelled)

Moor Park Observatory public open evening (cancelled)

Thursday 18th January 2024 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory - Moor Park
Blackpool Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 3AE, North West

This open evening has been cancelled due to maintenance work, please visit in February!

Pop along to the Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory in Preston’s Moor Park for an evening of stargazing with Preston and District Astronomical Society astronomers. The observatory is open for public visits from September to March on the third Thursday of each month (except for December). Events suit all, including children and novices. Telescopes are provided, and you can take yours if you have one. No prior booking is required.

Please note that this has already taken place on 18/01/2024


Event organiser

Preston and District Astronomical Society

Preston and District Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Preston and District Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory - Moor Park. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Moor Park Observatory public open evening

    Thursday 21st March 2024 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory - Moor Park, Preston, PR2 3AE

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