Rosse Observatory Open Night

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 30th April 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Rosse Observatory
Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

You are invited to join members of West Yorkshire Astronomical Society for this one of their regular open evenings at Rosse Observatory.

Tuesday evenings are primarily for members and tend to be more formal, Friday evenings are more social and are aimed at beginners including younger astronomers.

The observatory offers a classroom area for presentations in case it’s cloudy.  When the skies are clear there are some great views to be had through their newly installed large reflecting telescope, this despite some local light pollution.

Small entrance fee for adults, children free!  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.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 30/04/2019


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

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

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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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