Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ
Enjoy an evening of stargazing with friendly astronomers from the West Yorkshire Astronomical Society at this one of their regular open evenings of their fantastic Rosse Observatory.
Enjoy amazing views through their large 14″ aperture Schmidt-Cassegrain reflecting telescope. These events go ahead no matter the weather, with guest speakers, presentations or an informal, friendly chat in the observatory warm room taking place if cloudy.
The first Tuesday of each month is a public open night, where you may just turn up without booking.
On all other nights, please email the Society’s Visitor Co-ordinator to book an appointment.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 17/12/2021
West Yorkshire Astronomical Society is organising this event
Please contact West Yorkshire Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
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.
Fri 17th Dec
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Below is a list of events at Rosse Observatory. View these events on a calendar.