Stargazing this weekend

Find public stargazing events taking place this coming weekend

The map below shows locations of public stargazing events taking place this coming weekend. Many events are free of charge or where a small donation is asked for however all are accessible to the public and involve some element of observing or stargazing should weather permit. If you are planning to attend an event where no prior booking is required we advise you contact the event organisers first as some events are subject to change. Clear skies!

Mills Observatory Open Night

Mills Observatory, Dundee, DD2 2UB

Everyone is invited to join the astronomers at Mills Observatory for this one of their regular free weekday evening open nights through the Winter season (October 2018 to March 2019).Observe breathtaking views of the moon and planets and see...

Tonight from 17:00

18/01/19
18:00
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Family Stargazing Evening at Flag Fen

Flag Fen Archaeology Park, Peterborough, PE6 7QJ

Enjoy a family stargazing evening at Flag Fen including a planetarium show, crafts and trails for children, stories of the constellations and observing through telescopes.

Tonight from 17:30

18/01/19
18:00
11%

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter 2018/2019)

Edinburgh Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ

This event is one of many regular public open evenings at the The Royal Observatory in Edinburgh which take place all year round. Find our more about the historic contributions the observatory has made with a team of astronomers who will help you...

Tonight from 18:30

18/01/19
18:00
8%

Observing at High Legh Community Observatory

High Legh Community Observatory, High Legh, WA16 6NS

Join members of High Legh Astronomical Society in their charming and welcoming observatory. Open every Friday evening (weather permitting) and free of charge this is a great opportunity to go stargazing with a friendly and enthusiastic bunch of...

Tonight from 19:00

18/01/19
18:00
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Stargazing with Aylesbury Astronomical Society

Winchendon Observatory, Aylesbury, HP18

Every Friday night during the observing season (September through to end of May) and weather permitting the members of Aylesbury Astronomy Society hold observing sessions at their out-of-town observatory located near the village of Upper...

Tonight from 19:00

18/01/19
18:00
12%

Lanivet Amateur Astronomers Club Meeting

Lanivet Parish Community Centre, Lanivet, PL30 5HG

Join the Lanivet Amateur Astronomers for this one of their regular "third Friday of the month" monthly meetings at the Lanivet Parish Community Centre. Events often include a guest speaker and stargazing outside if weather allows. Small donation to...

Tonight from 19:30

18/01/19
18:00
5%

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 3JG

Enjoy a Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium on the first, third (and fifth) Friday of each month. These events are ideal for families including younger astronomers and include an astronomical presentation using the planetarium dome and a guided...

Tonight from 19:30

18/01/19
18:00
10%

Swindon Stargazers Monthly Meeting

Liddington Village Hall, Swindon, SN4 0HB

Join the members of the Swindon Stargazers for this one of their regular third Friday of the month meetings except July and August (some dates subject to change). Note that no formal observing is scheduled on these evenings however the venue of...

Tonight from 19:30

18/01/19
18:00
49%

Chesterfield Barnett Observatory - All Welcome!

Chesterfield Barnett Observatory, Chesterfield, S41 8RH

Everyone is welcome to join the friendly and enthusiastic members of Chesterfield Astronomical Society at this one of their weekly Friday night observatory open evenings! There is no need to book for this casual stargazing session -- just pop in if...

Tonight from 20:00

18/01/19
18:00
29%

James Irwin Observatory Public Open Evening

James Irwin Observatory, Canterbury, CT2 8QA

Members of the public are invited to join Astronomers from Mid-Kent Astronomical Society for this one of their regular observatory open evenings. These events only take place if the weather permits observing. Attendees are asked to first meet in...

Tonight from 20:00

18/01/19
18:00
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JSL Observatory Public Observing Session

Jim Savage-Lowden Observatory, Culloden Moor, IV2 5EU

On several Fridays each month throughout the winter season members from Highlands Astronomical Society open the doors to their Jim Savage-Lowden Observatory to the public for observing sessions.Note that this schedule of opening is based on...

Tonight from 20:00

18/01/19
18:00
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Nene Valley Astronomical Society Star Night Observing

Chelveston Village Hall, Chelveston, NN9 6AT

Everyone is invited to join astronomers from Nene Valley Astronomical Society for this one of their regular observing sessions held every Friday during the observing season (September through to April) at their favoured dark sky location of...

Tonight from 20:00

18/01/19
18:00
15%

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Amaze at the wonderfully dark skies above Galloway, see the Milky Way arching overhead and observe through large aperture instruments with the assistance of experienced resident and volunteer Astronomers. Events take place most weekday and weekend...

Tonight from 20:00

18/01/19
18:00
9%

Star Attractions at Cardiff Museum - Spring 2019

National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, CF10 3NP

Visit the National Museum of Cardiff for a FREE fun-filled day of astronomical activities including shows and displays for all of the family. Explore the museum's meteorite collection and meet astronomers from all of the local societies. There...

Saturday 19th January 2019 from 10:00am to 16:00pm

19/01/19
18:00
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Mills Observatory Science Saturday

Mills Observatory, Dundee, DD2 2UB

Visit the Mills Observatory on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy a range of astronomical related activities with the assistance of volunteers from Dundee University. Attendance is free of charge.On selected Saturdays you can also enjoy an...

Saturday 19th January 2019 from 12:30pm to 16:00pm

19/01/19
18:00
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Stargazing at Great Notley Country Park

Great Notley Country Park, Braintree, CM77 7FS

Join members of North Essex Astronomical Society who will have their telescopes setup for observing this evening as long as the weather allows! Bring your own telescope along for expert help. Event is free however parking charges apply. Check...

Saturday 19th January 2019 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

19/01/19
18:00
11%

Stargazing Saturdays with COSMOS

Island Hall & Reading Room - Isles of Scilly, St Martins, TR25 0QN

Over the winter months the group behind the Community Observatory St Martins on Scilly run regular Stargazing Saturday events from their dark sky location at the Island Hall on St Martins, unless the weather is terrible! Everyone is welcome to join...

Saturday 19th January 2019 from 18:00pm to 19:00pm

19/01/19
18:00
10°
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East Lincolnshire Astronomy Club Meeting

Scamblesby Village Hall, Scamblesby, LN11 9XF

Everyone is invited to join the members of the East Lincolnshire Astronomy Club for this one of their regular club meetings held on the third Saturday of every month. The event will often include a talk by a guest speaker and always include...

Saturday 19th January 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

19/01/19
18:00
6%

Failand Observatory Public Open Night

Failand Observatory, Near Wraxall, BS8 3US

Members of Bristol Astronomical Society open their Failand observatory to the public on most clear Saturday nights if the weather forecast allows for observing... A notice will be shown on the Bristol Astronomical Society website on the evening to...

Saturday 19th January 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

19/01/19
18:00
14%

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER

A unique opportunity for you to be part of a group of 40 like minded individuals enjoying the dark skies of Wales. On the evening you will be accompanied by two astronomers who will guide you around the night sky from constellations to nebula,...

Saturday 19th January 2019 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

19/01/19
18:00
21%

Observing Evening with St Neots Astro

Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, Little Paxton, PE19 6ET

Members of the public are welcome to join St Neots Astronomy Association for this observing evening at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve. Enjoy a laser guided tour of the night sky and observing through a selection of telescopes. Please check the event...

Saturday 19th January 2019 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

19/01/19
18:00
11%

Stargazing at Wold Top Brewery

Wold Top Brewery, Wold Newton, YO25 3H8

Join the team from Hidden Horizons for the first ever Stargazing evening at Wold Top Brewery. Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky focusing on objects that reside far away from Earth within our Milky Way galaxy.Observe using large telescopes a...

Saturday 19th January 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

19/01/19
18:00
9%

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

Learn about the history of the telescopes at the Norman Lockyer Observatory including a short talk, planetarium presentation, tour of the technology centre and observing if clear. Entrance fee applies, no need to pre-book.

Saturday 19th January 2019 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

19/01/19
18:00
8%

Flamsteed Observatory Open Evening

Flamsteed Observatory, Derby, DE6 3BY

Join members of Derby & District Astronomical Society for their monthly public observing session at their Flamsteed Observatory located within easy travel distance north-west from Derby. Events are weather dependent -- please check with event...

Saturday 19th January 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

19/01/19
18:00
53%

Kenley Observatory Open Night

Kenley Observatory, Kenley, CR8 5EP

Members of Croydon Astronomical Society open the doors of their Kenley Observatory to the public every Saturday evening from Autumn through to early Summer. Events are subject to good weather conditions and varied start times therefore please check...

Saturday 19th January 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

19/01/19
18:00
14%

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

The Astronomy Centre, Near Todmorden, OL14 7HP

Every Saturday night (weather permitting) the Astronomy Centre opens its observatory doors to the public for an evening of stargazing. This is perhaps the best equipped observatory in the UK hosting a wide range of large aperture telescopes. Please...

Saturday 19th January 2019 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm

19/01/19
18:00
19%

Observing at Rodington with Shropshire Astronomical Society

Rodington Village Hall, Shrewsbury, SY4 4QS

Join members of Shropshire Astronomical Society for this one of their regular observing sessions at Rodington Village Hall. These events go ahead no matter the weather with cloudy night talks planned just in case! Everyone is welcome to join them...

Saturday 19th January 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

19/01/19
18:00
16%

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Amaze at the wonderfully dark skies above Galloway, see the Milky Way arching overhead and observe through large aperture instruments with the assistance of experienced resident and volunteer Astronomers. Events take place most weekday and weekend...

Saturday 19th January 2019 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

19/01/19
18:00
8%

Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

Cygnus Observatory, Washington, NE38 8LE

Members of the public are invited to join enthusiastic members of Sunderland Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing and observing through their large aperture telescopes. If you need assistance with your own telescope you are welcome to...

Sunday 20th January 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

20/01/19
18:00
37%

Public Observing at Bruce Observatory

Bruce Observatory - Whitby School, Whitby, YO21 1LA

Everyone is invited to join astronomers from Whitby & District Astronomical Society for this one of their regular Sunday evening public observing sessions at the Bruce Observatory.  These events are subject to favourable weather conditions and...

Sunday 20th January 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

20/01/19
18:00
83%

See the Lunar Eclipse at the Tan Hill Inn

Tan Hill Inn, Richmond, DL11 6ED

One of the astronomical highlights of 2019 will be the lunar eclipse taking place during the morning of Monday, 21st January. You are cordially invited to join astronomers from the Go Stargazing team to observe and witness what should be a...

Sunday 20th January 2019 from 20:00pm to Monday 21st January 2019 06:00am

20/01/19
18:00
7%

See the Lunar Eclipse at the Astronomy Centre

The Astronomy Centre, Near Todmorden, OL14 7HP

Everyone is invited to join the team at the Astronomy Centre from where they will be observing the lunar eclipse in the early hours of Monday 21st January 2019. No booking is required simply turn up on the night!

Sunday 20th January 2019 from 22:00pm to Monday 21st January 2019 06:00am

20/01/19
21:00
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