Stargazing this weekend

Find public stargazing events taking place this coming weekend

The map below shows locations of public stargazing events where you can go stargazing this weekend. Many events are free of charge or where a small donation is asked for. If you do attend an event it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via our website! To view all forthcoming stargazing events see our events map or check the events calendar.

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Stargazing events this weekend

Stargaze at Nottingham Science Festival

Attenborough Nature Reserve, Beeston, NG9 6DY

Join astronomers from Nottingham Astronomical Society and gaze at the stars using powerful telescopes, enjoy fun space activities and learn about nature at night. Some activities will be weather dependent. Suitable for children aged 4+. Booking...

Friday 21st September 2018 from 18:30pm to 22:00pm

Astronomy Evening at Bore Place

Bore Place Country House and Gardens, Edenbridge, TN8 7AR

Join the Edenbridge and District Astronomers for an evening looking at the night sky. If cloud, rain or wind prevents practical observation, there will be interesting demos, activities and talks.

Friday 21st September 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Moon Watch with Tiverton and Mid-Devon Astronomy Society

Tesco Tiverton, Tiverton, EX16 4DA

Public observing session focussing on the moon -- open to all and no need to book...

Friday 21st September 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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...

Friday 21st September 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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...

Friday 21st September 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

North Norfolk Astronomy Society Informal Meeting and Stargazing

Green Farm - Wiverton, Wiverton, NR25 7TL

Members of the North Norfolk Astronomy Society generally meet informally each Friday evening (during the star viewing season) and the observatories at NNAS are opened when weather permits. Members of the public are welcome on these Friday evenings...

Friday 21st September 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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...

Friday 21st September 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

You are invited to join members of West Yorkshire Astronomical Society for this one of their regular open evenings at Rosse Observatory.Tuesday evenings are primarily for members and tend to be more formal, Friday evenings are more social and...

Friday 21st September 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Seething Observatory Public Open Night

Seething Observatory, Thwaite, NR35 2EQ

Throughout the year astronomers from Norwich Astronomical Society hold regular public open nights at their observatory in Seething. It's a great opportunity to escape from the city lights and view the starry skies from this dark sky location. Enjoy...

Friday 21st September 2018 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

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...

Friday 21st September 2018 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

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...

Friday 21st September 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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...

Friday 21st September 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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...

Friday 21st September 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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...

Friday 21st September 2018 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

Keele Observatory Solar Observing

Keele Observatory, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Every Saturday afternoon the Keele Observatory is open to the public for solar observing. See our closest star like you may never have done before! The observatory is open no matter the weather with a short tour of the facility and a chance to chat...

Tonight from 13:00

East Essex Astronomy Club Meeting - Perseid Meteors

Burnham-on-Crouch Baptist Hall, Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8AS

Join the members of East Essex Astronomy Club for their monthly meeting with observing afterwards if clear.

Tonight from 18:30

22/09/18
20:00
11°
62%

Herstmonceux Observatory Open Evening

The Observatory Science Centre, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

This event offers a fantastic opportunity to look through the incredibly impressive historical telescopes at Herstmonceux which offer amazing views of the moon, planets and objects way beyond from their dark sky location.Viewing is subject to...

Tonight from 19:30

22/09/18
19:00
11°
97%

Stargazing at Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, Colchester, CO2 0EU

Organised by the Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society this is a fantastic opportunity to get away from the city lights and go stargazing! Look through large telescopes, listen to one of the interesting astronomical talks given,...

Tonight from 19:30

22/09/18
19:00
10°
88%

Astrophotography Workshop at Cassiobury Park

Cassiobury Park Hub, Watford, WD18 7LB

Join astronomers from South West Herts Astronomical Society for a workshop on how to take photos of the night sky.

Tonight from 20:00

22/09/18
19:00
10°
61%

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...

Tonight from 20:00

22/09/18
19:00
11°
5%

Failand Observatory Public Open Night

Failand Observatory, Near Wraxall, BS8 3US

Members of Bristol Astronomical Society open up their observatory at Failand on most Saturday nights between September if the weather forecast allows for observing -- a notice will be shown on the Bristol Astronomical Society website on the evening...

Tonight from 20:00

22/09/18
19:00
11°
61%

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.

Tonight from 20:15

22/09/18
19:00
13°
60%

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...

Tonight from 20:30

22/09/18
19:00
88%

Seething Observatory Public Open Night

Seething Observatory, Thwaite, NR35 2EQ

Throughout the year astronomers from Norwich Astronomical Society hold regular public open nights at their observatory in Seething. It's a great opportunity to escape from the city lights and view the starry skies from this dark sky location. Enjoy...

Tonight from 20:30

22/09/18
19:00
12°
8%

Stargazing at Steyning Downland

The Star Inn at Steyning, Steyning, BN44 3RD

Organised by the Steyning Downland Scheme in conjunction with the Worthing Astronomers this special stargazing event is a great opportunity to explore the skies above the South Downs. Meet at the Star Inn for an introductory talk and then a short...

Tonight from 20:30

22/09/18
19:00
11°
96%

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...

Tonight from 20:30

22/09/18
19:00
5%

Public Open Evening at Clanfield Observatory

Clanfield Observatory, Clanfield, PO8

Join the members of Hampshire Astronomical Group at their Clanfield Observatory for this one of their regular public open evenings. The event includes a tour of the facilities and looking through their large telescopes if weather permits. These...

Tonight from 20:45

22/09/18
19:00
11°
98%

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 21:00

22/09/18
19:00
0%

Stargazing Evening at Fen Drayton

RSPB Fen Drayton, Cambridge, CB24 4SR

Join experts from the Institute of Astronomy and the Cambridge Astronomical Association for a stargazing evening at the lakes of Fen Drayton. Booking required.

Tonight from 21:00

22/09/18
19:00
11°
10%

Heaton Park Astronomy Group Open Day

Heaton Park Farm Centre, Manchester, M25 2SW

Join the members from Heaton Park Astronomy Group for their open day which will feature displays, under 16's quiz and if the weather permits observing the Sun using special solar telescopes.

Sunday 23rd September 2018 from 11:00am to 16:00pm

23/09/18
19:00
10°
3%

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 23rd September 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

23/09/18
19:00
10°
12%

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 23rd September 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

23/09/18
19:00
10°
6%

Public Open Evening at Clanfield Observatory

Clanfield Observatory, Clanfield, PO8

Join the members of Hampshire Astronomical Group at their Clanfield Observatory for this one of their regular public open evenings. The event includes a tour of the facilities and looking through their large telescopes if weather permits. These...

Sunday 23rd September 2018 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm

23/09/18
19:00
11°
0%

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