Rosse Observatory public open evening

Rosse Observatory public open evening

Friday 11th August 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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

Enjoy an evening of stargazing with friendly astronomers from the West Yorkshire Astronomical Society at this one of their regular open evenings at 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 a presentation or an informal, friendly chat in the warm observatory room if cloudy.

These sessions occur on the first Tuesday and the second and third Friday of each month, with no prior booking required. However, if you would like to visit the observatory more frequently, please consider becoming a Member of the Society.

Please note that this has already taken place on 11/08/2023


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

Below is a list of events at Rosse Observatory. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Rosse Observatory public open evening

    Tuesday 5th March 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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  • Rosse Observatory public open evening

    Friday 8th March 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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  • Rosse Observatory public open evening

    Friday 15th March 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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  • West Yorkshire Astronomical Society Young Astronomers Club

    Friday 29th March 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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  • Rosse Observatory public open evening

    Tuesday 2nd April 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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  • Rosse Observatory public open evening

    Friday 12th April 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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