Rosse Observatory Open Evening

Friday 10th April 2020 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

Rosse Observatory

Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ


Description

Everyone is invited to join members of West Yorkshire Astronomical Society for this one of their regular open evenings at Rosse Observatory. These take place every Tuesday and Friday with Tuesday evenings being primarily for members (and tend to be more formal) with Friday evenings being more social and aimed at beginners, novices and anyone interested in astronomy (younger astronomers are also welcome!).

When the skies are clear there are some great views to be had through their newly installed large reflecting telescope with a classroom area for presentations in case of cloudy weather.  There's a small entrance fee for adults however children can attend free of charge!  These events make for a great opportunity to visit your local observatory and go stargazing!

Please do check in advance that the event is going ahead and also to confirm the start time as these can vary throughout the year.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


Organiser

This event is being organised by West Yorkshire Astronomical Society who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Bookings

Please contact West Yorkshire Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Go to the organiser's web page for this event


Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a urban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

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