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Rosse Observatory picnic and Perseids

Rosse Observatory picnic and Perseids

Friday 12th August 2022 from 10:00am to Saturday 13th August 2022 00:30am

Rosse Observatory
Carleton Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 3RJ

The Rosse Observatory will be open for their general public viewing tonight, from 19:30, costing £7 per adult or £10 per family (under 16’s free).

As this evening is the peak of the annual Perseids meteor shower, after their open evening event, the West Yorkshire Astronomical Society invite you to their “picnic and Perseids” event, where you can join them in looking for shooting stars.

Bring your picnic, garden chairs, warm blanket etc. and count the number of Perseid meteors you can see! This part of the evening (after their public open night) is free admittance, although donations are welcome. Hot and cold drinks will be available from their tuck shop.

Please note that this picnic and Perseids event is weather dependent; if it is cloudy or rainy, the Society will cancel it.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 12/08/2022


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.


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Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Rosse Observatory. View these events on a calendar.

  • Rosse Observatory Young Astronomers Club

    Friday 26th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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  • Rosse Observatory public open evening

    Tuesday 6th September 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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  • Rosse Observatory public open evening

    Friday 9th September 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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  • Rosse Observatory Young Astronomers Club

    Friday 30th September 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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  • Rosse Observatory public open evening

    Tuesday 4th October 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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  • Rosse Observatory public open evening

    Friday 14th October 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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