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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

  • Derby & District Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Friday 5th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Friends Meeting House - Derby, Derby, DE1 3GY

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  • Rosliston Astronomy Group Astrophotography Session

    Friday 5th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Rosliston Forestry Centre, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX

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  • Chesterfield Barnett Observatory Open Evening

    Friday 5th August 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Chesterfield Barnett Observatory, Chesterfield, S41 8RH

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  • Stanion & Northants Astronomy Club meeting and observing

    Friday 5th August 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Brigstock Village Hall, Brigstock, NN14 3ET

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  • Leicester Astronomical Society meeting

    Tuesday 9th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    National Space Centre, Leicester, LE4 5NS

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  • Observing with Melton and District Astronomical Society

    Friday 12th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Gaddesby Village Hall, Melton Mowbray, LE7 4WF

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  • Rosliston Astronomy Group mid-month meeting

    Friday 12th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Rosliston Forestry Centre, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX

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  • Chesterfield Barnett Observatory Open Evening

    Friday 12th August 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Chesterfield Barnett Observatory, Chesterfield, S41 8RH

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  • Flamsteed Observatory Open Evening

    Saturday 13th August 2022 from 20:30pm to 22:30pm

    Flamsteed Observatory, Derby, DE6 3BY

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  • Nene Valley Astronomical Society speaker evening

    Monday 15th August 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Chelveston Village Hall, Chelveston, NN9 6AT

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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

  • The Lawns and Lakes Camping and Caravanning Site

    Lowgate Grange, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 8LN

    Stay & Gaze

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