The Rosse Observatory in Pontefract is the home of the friendly and welcoming West Yorkshire Astronomical Society. The group organise regular public stargazing sessions on Tuesday and Friday evenings.
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Weather forecast for Pontefract (1.1 miles away) updated 28/05/22 at 20:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. 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. See our dark sky calendar for more details.
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Below is a list of events at Rosse Observatory. View these events on a calendar.