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!

COSMOS Observatory Solar Observing

COSMOS Observatory, St Martins, TR25 0QN

Join the team from COSMOS Observatory for an afternoon observing our closest star the Sun using special telescopes.

Tonight from 14:00

20/09/19
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Salford Astronomical Society's Urban Star Party

Salford Observatory, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ

Join the team from Salford Astronomical Society at their The Chaseley Field Observatory for this free event which includes demonstrations on various scopes from beginner to professional set ups showing you that there are still plenty of targets out...

Tonight from 19:00

20/09/19
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Snapshot of the Skies

RSPB Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve, Hunstanton, PE31 8BB

Mini walk through the reserve looking for moths and other wildlife that comes out in the dusk/evening followed by introduction to astro-photography with the King's Lynn and District Astronomy Society.This event takes place as part of the Norfolk...

Tonight from 19:00

20/09/19
19:00
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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

20/09/19
19:00
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Rosse Observatory Open Evening

Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

Everyone is invited to join members of West Yorkshire Astronomical Society for this one of their regular open evenings at Rosse Observatory. These take place every Tuesday and Friday with Tuesday evenings being primarily for members (and tend to be...

Tonight from 19:15

20/09/19
19:00
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Brian Joynes Observatory Observing Evening

Brian Joynes Observatory, Doncaster, DN10 6RG

Members of the public are invited to join enthusiastic astronomers from Doncaster Astronomical Society for this one of their regular Friday evening observing sessions from their fantastic observatory located at the Austerfield Field Study Centre....

Tonight from 19:30

20/09/19
19:00
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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

20/09/19
19:00
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Old Brickyard Star Club

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 (this particular meeting has been brought forward by one...

Tonight from 19:30

20/09/19
19:00
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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

20/09/19
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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

20/09/19
19:00
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Introduction to Astronomy with Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society

East Ayton Village Hall, East Ayton, YO13 9HY

This event is for those who have or want to develop an interest in Astronomy but don’t know where to start or have a telescope and don’t know how to use it effectively. It will include a short introductory talk followed by a chance for...

Tonight from 19:45

20/09/19
19:00
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Astronomy for All - Explore The Night Sky with Milton Keynes Astronomical Society

Rectory Cottages - Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK63 6BJ

Join astronomers from Milton Keynes Astronomical Society as they guide you round the night skies with telescopes from their favoured location at the Rectory Cottages in Bletchley. This is a free event with no booking required!

Tonight from 20:00

20/09/19
19:00
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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...

Tonight from 20:00

20/09/19
19:00
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Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Hampstead Observatory, Hampstead, NW3 1DU

Join the enthusiastic team from the Hampstead Scientific Society for this one of their regular open evenings of their fantastic Hampstead Observatory. Lovingly restored and reopened in September 2019 the observatory is home to a 6" Cooke refracting...

Tonight from 20:00

20/09/19
19:00
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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

20/09/19
19:00
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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

20/09/19
19:00
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Observing at High Legh Community Observatory

High Legh Community Observatory, High Legh, WA16 6NS

Everyone is invited to join the members of High Legh Astronomical Society in their charming and welcoming observatory for this one of their regular Friday evening open nights.Please note that the observatory will be open only if the weather is...

Tonight from 20:00

20/09/19
19:00
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Observing Evening with Leeds Astronomical Society

The New Inn - Eccup, Leeds, LS16 8AU

Everyone is welcome to join astronomers from Leeds Astronomical Society for this public stargazing event at their favoured stargazing location at The New Inn - Eccup. The event is free of charge and includes observing through telescopes if weather...

Tonight from 20:00

20/09/19
19:00
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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 and observe through large aperture instruments with the assistance of experienced resident and volunteer Astronomers. Events take place most weekday and weekend evenings (closed Mondays, Tuesdays...

Tonight from 20:00

20/09/19
19:00
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Jim Savage-Lowden Observatory Public Open Evening

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

On several Friday and Saturday evenings each month throughout the observing season (September through to March) members from Highlands Astronomical Society open the doors to their Jim Savage-Lowden Observatory to the public for observing sessions.

Tonight from 21:00

20/09/19
19:00
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Wincham Astronomy Open Day

Wincham Community Centre, Wincham, CW9 6EP

Astronomers at Wincham, Pickmere and District Astronomical Society will be holding a Astronomy open day on Saturday 21st September 2019 11am to 4pm... It's a great opportunity to see what they get up to and the events and activities they have...

Saturday 21st September 2019 from 11:00am to 16:00pm

21/09/19
19:00
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AstroCamp - Autumn 2019

Cwmdu Campsite, Crickhowell, NP8 1RU

Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced astronomer you are guaranteed a warm welcome at this friendly starcamp. Make new friends, get hints and tips and share stargazing stories under the dark skies of Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve....

Saturday 21st September 2019 from 12:00pm to Tuesday 24th September 2019 12:00pm

21/09/19
19:00
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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 21st September 2019 from 13:00pm to 15:00pm

The Observatory Science Centre Open Evening

The Observatory Science Centre, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

Visit the fantastic facility that is the Observatory Science Centre at Herstmonceux for an evening looking through some of the country's largest telescopes. An astronomical presentation in the planetarium will take place if the weather is poor....

Saturday 21st September 2019 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm

21/09/19
19:00
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Astronomy Evening at Mannington Hall

Mannington Hall, Itteringham, NR11 7BB

Join Astronomers from North Norfolk Astronomy Society for this event including a talk on an astronomical topic and observing from within the estate gardens.

Saturday 21st September 2019 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

21/09/19
19:00
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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 21st September 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

21/09/19
19:00
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Stargazing at St Peter's Brewery

St. Peter's Brewery, Bungay, NR35 1NQ

Join award winning Astrophotographer Shaun Reynolds on a journey of discovery as you star hop from constellation to constellation! Enjoy a presentation combining Shaun's photography with detailed knowledge of some of the deep sky objects that can be...

Saturday 21st September 2019 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

21/09/19
19:00
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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 with no need to pre-book.

Saturday 21st September 2019 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

21/09/19
19:00
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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 21st September 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

21/09/19
19:00
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Milky Way Star Party

Keld Resource Centre, Richmond, DL11 6LJ

Join astronomer Richard Darn for a stunning view of the Milky Way in the ultra dark village of Keld in Upper Swaledale. If you have never seen this river of light overhead this is the perfect time of year and the ideal location, away from city light...

Saturday 21st September 2019 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

21/09/19
19:00
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Norman Fisher Observatory at Kenley Open Night

Norman Fisher Observatory at Kenley, Kenley, CR8 5EP

Members of Croydon Astronomical Society open the doors of their fantastic observatory near Kenley to the public every Saturday evening between Autumn (around mid-August) through to early Summer (around mid-May). Events are subject to good weather...

Saturday 21st September 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

21/09/19
19:00
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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...

Saturday 21st September 2019 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

21/09/19
19:00
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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 21st September 2019 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm

21/09/19
19:00
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A Guide to the Night Skies of Autumn

Jellyfish Community Arts Hub, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0DD

Discover the wonders of space with Dartmoor Skies at this event which includes a presentation and, if the weather is clear, observing through telescopes in the nearby Victoria Park. Booking required.

Saturday 21st September 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

21/09/19
19:00
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Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Hampstead Observatory, Hampstead, NW3 1DU

Join the enthusiastic team from the Hampstead Scientific Society for this one of their regular open evenings of their fantastic Hampstead Observatory. Lovingly restored and reopened in September 2019 the observatory is home to a 6" Cooke refracting...

Saturday 21st September 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

21/09/19
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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 21st September 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

21/09/19
19:00
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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 and observe through large aperture instruments with the assistance of experienced resident and volunteer Astronomers. Events take place most weekday and weekend evenings (closed Mondays, Tuesdays...

Saturday 21st September 2019 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

21/09/19
19:00
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Jim Savage-Lowden Observatory Public Open Evening

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

On several Friday and Saturday evenings each month throughout the observing season (September through to March) members from Highlands Astronomical Society open the doors to their Jim Savage-Lowden Observatory to the public for observing sessions.

Saturday 21st September 2019 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

21/09/19
19:00
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Stargazing at Wellow with Bath Astronomers

Wellow Public Car Park, Wellow, BA2 8QB

20/09/19 11:50 this event has been brought forward to 20/09/19 from its original date 21/09/19 due to the weather forecast with start time changed to 22:00!Everyone is invited to join members of the Bath Astronomers for this public stargazing...

Saturday 21st September 2019 from 22:00pm to Sunday 22nd September 2019 00:00am

21/09/19
22:00
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Fernley Observatory Public Open Day

Fernley Observatory, Southport, PR9 9LN

You are very much encouraged to take this opportunity to visit the fabulous Grade 2 listed Fernley Observatory in the wonderful location of Hesketh Park at this one of a number of public open days that take place throughout the year. This is a...

Sunday 22nd September 2019 from 10:30am to 17:00pm

22/09/19
19:00
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Hampstead Observatory Solar Sun-day

Hampstead Observatory, Hampstead, NW3 1DU

Every Sunday from September through to April the members of Hampstead Scientific Society open the doors to their fabulous Hampstead Observatory for some mid-day observing of the Sun through their special solar telescope. Everyone is invited to join...

Sunday 22nd September 2019 from 11:00am to 13:00pm

Norfolk Coast AONB Dark Skies Festival Celebration

Binham Village Hall, Fakenam, NR21

Join the team behind this year's Norfolk Coast Dark Skies Festival at Binham Village Hall to celebrate all things dark skies related, reflect on the past two-week long festival and look forward to finding ways we can all contribute to keeping our...

Sunday 22nd September 2019 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

22/09/19
19:00
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Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE

Everyone is invited to join the 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 bring it...

Sunday 22nd September 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

22/09/19
19:00
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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 which take place during the observing season from September...

Sunday 22nd September 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

22/09/19
19:00
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Stargazing at Beacon Fell

Beacon Fell Visitor Centre, Preston, PR3 2NL

Robert Ince will be your guide taking you on an incredible journey through the constellations and along the Milky Way, while also showing you how to find all sorts of heavenly objects for yourself. He will try and show some of the skies wonders...

Sunday 22nd September 2019 from 20:30pm to 22:30pm

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19:00
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Late Night Stargazing at Beacon Fell

Beacon Fell Visitor Centre, Preston, PR3 2NL

Robert Ince will be your guide taking you on an incredible journey through the constellations and along the Milky Way, while also showing you how to find all sorts of heavenly objects for yourself. He will try and show some of the skies wonders...

Sunday 22nd September 2019 from 23:00pm to Monday 23rd September 2019 01:00am

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