The Astronomy Centre Public Open Evenings

The Astronomy Centre Public Open Evenings

Saturday 1st June 2024 from 19:30pm to 23:00pm

The Astronomy Centre
Bacup Road A681, Near Todmorden, Lancashire, OL14 7HP

The Astronomy Centre near Todmorden is open to the public every Saturday until late throughout the year.

Join their friendly team of astronomers for a tour of the facility and explore the skies with various telescopes, including a huge 30″ aperture Dobsonian telescope and 8″ refractor.

Observing using telescopes is weather permitting, with talks and presentations taking place if the weather is cloudy or the skies are light.

We recommend booking one of their formal sessions, which starts at 18.00 for juniors, 19.30 and 20.45 for adults.

Drop-in visitors are welcome to use the central area informally for casual observing, which may be supervised (staff permitting).

Safe solar observation and the Camera Obscura are available when the weather allows, pre-booking is advised.

Volunteers run the venue entirely; a minimum cash donation of £2.00 is asked for to help cover costs.


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Event booking

Please email the Astronomy Centre to confirm your attendance and book your place in one of their formal sessions using the contact details on their 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 The Astronomy Centre. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • The Astronomy Centre Public Open Evenings

    Saturday 1st June 2024 from 19:30pm to 23:00pm

    The Astronomy Centre, Near Todmorden, OL14 7HP

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  • The Astronomy Centre Public Open Evenings

    Saturday 8th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 23:00pm

    The Astronomy Centre, Near Todmorden, OL14 7HP

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  • The Astronomy Centre Public Open Evenings

    Saturday 15th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 23:00pm

    The Astronomy Centre, Near Todmorden, OL14 7HP

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  • The Astronomy Centre Public Open Evenings

    Saturday 22nd June 2024 from 19:30pm to 23:00pm

    The Astronomy Centre, Near Todmorden, OL14 7HP

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  • The Astronomy Centre Public Open Evenings

    Saturday 29th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 23:00pm

    The Astronomy Centre, Near Todmorden, OL14 7HP

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  • The Astronomy Centre Public Open Evenings

    Saturday 6th July 2024 from 19:30pm to 23:00pm

    The Astronomy Centre, Near Todmorden, OL14 7HP

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