Rosse Observatory open evening

Rosse Observatory open evening

Friday 6th May 2022 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

Rosse Observatory
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.


Event organiser

West Yorkshire Astronomical Society

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.


Event booking

The first Tuesday of each month is a public open night with no booking required. For visits on all other nights please contact the Society to book an appointment.

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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

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  • Rosse Observatory open evening

    Friday 1st October 2021 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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  • Rosse Observatory open evening

    Tuesday 5th October 2021 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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  • Rosse Observatory open evening

    Friday 8th October 2021 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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  • Rosse Observatory open evening

    Tuesday 12th October 2021 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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  • Rosse Observatory open evening

    Friday 15th October 2021 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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  • Rosse Observatory open evening

    Tuesday 19th October 2021 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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