Stargazing in East Midlands

Want to see the Milky Way in the East Midlands? Head for the Peak District National Park for some fabulous views of starry skies. The Lincolnshire Wolds also benefits from low levels of light pollution.

The East Midlands covers Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire,
Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, and Rutland are numerous active astronomy groups and societies.

The region also boasts several public observatories which run regular stargazing sessions for anyone interested in astronomy.



Stargazing events in East Midlands

  • Rosliston Astronomy Group mid-month meeting

    Friday 12th July 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Rosliston Forestry Centre, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX

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  • Observing at Flamsteed Observatory

    Saturday 13th July 2024 from 21:30pm to 23:30pm

    Flamsteed Observatory, Derby, DE6 3BY

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  • Northants Amateur Astronomers Group Meeting

    Tuesday 16th July 2024 from 19:45pm to 21:30pm

    Geddington Village Hall, Geddington, NN14 1AZ

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  • Practical Astronomy with Nottingham Astronomical Society

    Thursday 18th July 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Burnside Hall - Plumtree, Nottingham, NG12 5ND

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  • Leicester Astronomical Society meeting (fourth Tuesday)

    Tuesday 23rd July 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    National Space Centre, Leicester, LE4 5NS

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  • Bassetlaw Astronomical Society meeting

    Wednesday 24th July 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Gateford Park Primary School, Worksop, S81 7AL

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  • Rosliston Astronomy Group late-month meeting

    Friday 26th July 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Rosliston Forestry Centre, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX

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  • Sherwood Observatory Public Open Day – July 2024

    Saturday 27th July 2024 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sherwood Observatory, Mansfield, NG17 5LF

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  • Ilkeston & District Astronomical Society informal meeting

    Wednesday 31st July 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Shipley Country Park Visitors Centre, Shipley, DE75 7GX

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  • Rosliston Astronomy Group Astrophotography Session

    Friday 2nd August 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Rosliston Forestry Centre, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX

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Stargazing locations in East Midlands

  • B6386 Oxton to Southwell Lay-by

    Oxton Hill, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0RN

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Chambers Farm Wood – Forestry England

    Education Barn - Chambers Farm Wood, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN8 5JR

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Chesterfield Barnett Observatory

    Hastings Close, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 8RH, East Midlands

    Astronomical Society, Observatory

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  • Dunston Fen Stepping Out Car Park

    Dunston Fen Lane, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN4 3AG

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Fineshade Wood – Forestry England

    Fineshade, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 3BB

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Flamsteed Observatory

    Near Brailsford, Derby, Derbyshire, DE6 3BY

    Astronomical Society, Observatory

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  • Huttoft Beach

    Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RT

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Lincoln Observatory

    Westcliffe Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3TZ

    Astronomical Society, Observatory

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  • Minniglow – Peak District

    Mouldridge Lane, Pikehall, Derbyshire, DE4 2PN

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Nottingham Astronomical Society Observatory

    Cottgrave, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG12 3BN

    Observatory, Private Venue

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Stargazing accommodation in East Midlands

  • A Little Bit of Rough

    Uppingham, Corby, Leicestershire, LE15, East Midlands England

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Greetham Retreat

    Tetford Road, Greetham, Lincolnshire, LN9 6PT, East Midlands England

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Rockingham Forest Park

    Wansford Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 6FR, East Midlands England

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Stewton Stars Hideaway

    Stewton, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 8SF, East Midlands England

    Stay & Gaze

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  • The Lawns and Lakes Camping and Caravanning Site

    Lowgate Grange, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 8LN

    Stay & Gaze

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