Chaseley Road, Chasely Fields, Lancashire, M6 7DZ
The friendly and welcoming astronomers from the Salford Astronomical Society open their fantastic observatory on Wednesday evenings of most weeks throughout the whole year. These events occur no matter the weather, with presentations taking place if the skies are cloudy.
The observatory is home to an incredible 18″ aperture reflecting telescope, and the Society renovated the facility in 2020 with a new warm room and projector screen.
The observatory offers solar viewing through the summer months and may stay open for longer each evening if the skies are clear.
Note that on the second Wednesday of each month between September and April the observatory is closed as the Society meets at Swinton Gateway for their public lecture evening.
A visit is highly recommended! Clear skies!
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.
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Wed 17th Aug
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Below is a list of events at Salford Observatory. View these events on a calendar.