Observing at Flamsteed Observatory

Observing at Flamsteed Observatory

Saturday 13th July 2024 from 21:30pm to 23:30pm

Flamsteed Observatory
Near Brailsford, Derby, Derbyshire, DE6 3BY

Members of the public are welcome to join astronomers from the Derby & District Astronomical Society for monthly observing sessions (usually) on the second Saturday of each month (start time varies through the year).

These sessions offer the opportunity to look through the Society’s telescopes; during Summer months it may be possible to view the Sun safely using solar telescopes. If you have a telescope you are welcome to bring it along. Note that anyone attending the observatory does so at their own risk.

If you would like to attend an observing session (or book a group visit) please contact the Society’s Secretary.


Event organiser

Derby & District Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Derby & 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 Flamsteed Observatory. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Observing at Flamsteed Observatory

    Saturday 15th June 2024 from 21:30pm to 23:30pm

    Flamsteed Observatory, Derby, DE6 3BY

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  • Observing at Flamsteed Observatory

    Saturday 13th July 2024 from 21:30pm to 23:30pm

    Flamsteed Observatory, Derby, DE6 3BY

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  • Observing at Flamsteed Observatory (50th Anniversay Meeting)

    Saturday 10th August 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Flamsteed Observatory, Derby, DE6 3BY

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  • Observing at Flamsteed Observatory

    Saturday 14th September 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Flamsteed Observatory, Derby, DE6 3BY

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  • Observing at Flamsteed Observatory

    Saturday 12th October 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Flamsteed Observatory, Derby, DE6 3BY

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  • Observing at Flamsteed Observatory

    Saturday 9th November 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Flamsteed Observatory, Derby, DE6 3BY

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