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

Stargazing in Idle Valley Nature Reserve

Idle Valley Nature Reserve, East Retford, DN22 8RQ

See Idle Valley like never before at this public stargazing event including various activities and stargazing if weather permits. Booking required.

Friday 28th September 2018 from 18:30pm to 22:00pm

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Friday Club with Reading Astronomical Society

St Peter's Church Hall - Earley, Earley, RG6 1EY

Everyone is welcome to join the members of Reading Astronomical Society for this one of their regular "Friday Club" meetings that take place on the last Friday of each month throughout the year. Doors open at 19:00 ready for 19:30 start. No...

Friday 28th September 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:30pm

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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 28th September 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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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...

Friday 28th September 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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Thanet Observatory Public Open Evening

Thanet Observatory, Monkton, CT12 4LH

Join the Monkton Stargazers for this regular public open evening of the Thanet Observatory at Monkton Nature Reserve.  Enjoy fantastic views through the observatory's 12inch Newtonian telescope and gaze at the stars above -- the location is...

Friday 28th September 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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Durham Astro Society Meeting

Durham Botanic Garden, Durham, DH1 3TN

Join the enthusiastic amateur astronomers of Durham Astronomical Society for their monthly society meeting, members of the public welcome, for a presentation and observing afterwards if weather permits.

Friday 28th September 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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Mid-Cheshire Astronomical Group Monthly Meeting

Delamere Forest Park - Forestry Commission, Northwich, CW8 2JD

Join members of the Mid-Cheshire Astronomical Group for their regular monthly group meetings in Delamere Forest.   Enjoy a talk or presentation, chat over a cuppa and stargazing / observing if weather permits. We have heard there will be biscuits...

Friday 28th September 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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Old Brickyard Star Club - 2018 Season Opener

Old Brickyard Tea Garden, Scalford, LE14 4ST

Everyone is invited to come along to the Old Brickyard Star Club for this one of their regular monthly meetings which take place on the last Friday of each month from September through to May. The location is a perfect escape from the bright city...

Friday 28th September 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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Rosliston Astronomy Group Meeting

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX

Join members of Rosliston Astronomy Group for their monthly meeting to include a talk on an astronomical topic and observing afterwards. Nominal charge for visitors who are very welcome, plus a small charge for the car park.

Friday 28th September 2018 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

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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 28th September 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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Stargazing Evening at Broomhill Library

Broomhill Library, Ipswich, IP1 4HT

Come along and view the night sky with telescopes and the expert guidance of Orwell Astronomical Society. Learn some astronomical facts and ask any questions you have. Bring a torch and suitable footwear. Children must be accompanied by an adult....

Friday 28th September 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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Vectis Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

Newchurch Observatory, Newchurch, PO36 0LX

Join members of the Vectis Astronomical Society for their monthly meeting. The event includes a presentation, refreshments and guide to the night sky. Should the skies be clear the observatory will be opened for observing and stargazing.

Friday 28th September 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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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 28th September 2018 from 20:00pm to Saturday 29th September 2018 00:00am

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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...

Friday 28th September 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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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...

Friday 28th September 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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Observing on Blackheath Common

Blackheath Common, London, SE3 0TX

Members of the public are invited to join astronomers from Flamsteed Astronomical Society for an evening of observing on Blackheath Common. The meet-up point is just to the North of Talbot Place with free parking after 6:30pm. Note that these events...

Friday 28th September 2018 from 20:00pm to Sunday 30th September 2018 00:00am

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Stargazing at Mere Sands Wood

Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve, Rufford, L40 1TG

Come and experience an unforgettable stargazing night under the stars in our wonderful Nature Reserve!Experienced astronomer Robert Ince (and friends) will be your guide taking you on an incredible journey through the constellations and along...

Friday 28th September 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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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 28th September 2018 from 20:00pm to Saturday 29th September 2018 00:00am

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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...

Saturday 29th September 2018 from 13:00pm to 15:00pm

Village Hall Astronomy (Little Ness) with Shropshire Astro

Little Ness Village Hall, Shrewsbury, SY4 2LG

Join astronomers from Shropshire Astronomical Society for this special event at Little Ness, this as part of their new outreach project visiting village halls to deliver astronomy events. Enjoy a planetarium show, telescope clinic, presentations,...

Saturday 29th September 2018 from 15:00pm to 21:00pm

Sherwood Observatory Open Evening

Sherwood Observatory, Mansfield, NG17 5LF

Join members of Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society as they open their observatory for this popular open evening. The event runs throughout the course of the whole evening with visitors split into groups including a short presentation,...

Saturday 29th September 2018 from 18:45pm to Sunday 30th September 2018 00:00am

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...

Saturday 29th September 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Stargazing in the Meadow with Shropshire Astro

Dudmaston Estate - National Trust, Bridgnorth, WV15 6QN

Join astronomers from Shropshire Astronomical Society for this special event at Dudmaston. Learn about the stars and planets above with tours of the night sky including observing with telescopes. Ticket includes mug of soup! Event goes ahead no...

Saturday 29th September 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Stargazing Live with Sheffield Astronomical Society

Sportsman Inn at Lodge Moor, Sheffield, S10 5NF

Each month from September through to March Sheffield Astronomical Society host a "Stargazing Live" event. These events are open to everyone and offer a great opportunity to look through telescopes and observe a variety of objects. Astronomers will...

Saturday 29th September 2018 from 19:00pm to Sunday 30th September 2018 00:00am

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 29th September 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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 29th September 2018 from 19:30pm to Sunday 30th September 2018 00:30am

Marvellous Mars Talk and Stargazing

Combe Grove Hotel and Spa, Bath, BA2 7HU

Join the team from Dartmoor Skies for a special evening focussing your mind and eyes on the planet Mars! Make an evening of it and enjoy dinner beforehand! Booking required.

Saturday 29th September 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Stargazing at Bentham

Bentham Golf Club, Bentham, LA2 7AG

Experienced astronomer Robert Ince will guide you on an incredible journey through the constellations and along the Milky, while showing you how to find all sorts of heavenly objects for yourself. There will be powerful telescopes for you to gaze...

Saturday 29th 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...

Saturday 29th September 2018 from 20:00pm to Sunday 30th September 2018 00:00am

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon

Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER

Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with your very own astronomer for the evening in one of the world’s few Dark Sky areas! Take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere, find various deep sky...

Saturday 29th September 2018 from 21:00pm to Sunday 30th September 2018 01:00am

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 30th September 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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 30th September 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Autumn Star Clusters

Glenlivet Village Hall, Ballindalloch, AB37 9BX

Visitors and locals are invited to join members of the Tomintoul and Glenlivet Landscape Partnership for this event observing distant but spectacular star clusters as well as the planets Saturn and Mars.

Sunday 30th September 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Stargazing and Astrophotography at Broadhaven

Broadhaven South Car Park, Bosherston,

Take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere, find various deep sky objects and enjoy the wonderful Milky Way all whilst learning the correct use of binoculars and navigation via star maps....

Sunday 30th September 2018 from 20:00pm to Monday 1st October 2018 00:00am


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