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Salford Observatory 50th Anniversary

Salford Observatory 50th Anniversary

Saturday 23rd October 2021 from 18:20pm to 21:30pm

Salford Observatory
Chaseley Road, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ

Join the Salford Astronomical Society to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of their Chaseley Field Observatory.

The event includes a video talk from Dr Allan Chapman on the history of the Observatory and Salford Astronomical Society and the unveiling of their upgraded 18-inch Newtonian Telescope.

There will also be a display of telescopes, face painting, kids activities, BBQ, refreshments and stargazing if weather permits,


Event organiser

Salford Astronomical Society

Salford Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Salford 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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Weather forecast

  • 23/10/21

    11° 6%
  • 23/10/21

    10° 6%
  • 24/10/21

    10° 10%

Weather forecast for Seedley (0.3 miles away) updated 22/10/21 at 12:00.


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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  • Salford Observatory 50th Anniversary

    Saturday 23rd October 2021 from 18:20pm to 21:30pm

    Salford Observatory, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ

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  • Salford Observatory open evening

    Wednesday 27th October 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Salford Observatory, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ

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  • Salford Observatory open evening

    Wednesday 3rd November 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Salford Observatory, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ

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  • Salford Observatory open evening

    Wednesday 10th November 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Salford Observatory, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ

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  • Salford Observatory open evening

    Wednesday 17th November 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Salford Observatory, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ

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  • Salford Observatory open evening

    Wednesday 24th November 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Salford Observatory, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ

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