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...

Friday 22nd March 2019 from 17:00pm to 22:00pm

22/03/19
18:00
4%

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...

Friday 22nd March 2019 from 18:30pm to 22:00pm

22/03/19
18:00
5%

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 22nd March 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:30pm

22/03/19
18:00
10°
8%

Lincoln Observatory Public Open Evening

Lincoln Observatory, Lincoln, LN1 3TZ

Members of Lincoln Astronomical Society will be opening their observatory to the public this Friday and Saturday evening. No need to book just go along!

Friday 22nd March 2019 from 19:00pm to 20:30pm

22/03/19
18:00
12°
5%

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 from dusk (weather permitting) and free of charge this is a great opportunity to go stargazing with a friendly and enthusiastic...

Friday 22nd March 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

22/03/19
18:00
11°
12%

Stargazing Talk & Supper at Lord Crewe Arms

Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland, DH8 9SP

Join local astronomer and science educator Andrew Gray for a stargazing session under the wonderful dark skies of the North Pennines AONB. Enjoy a fabulous meal at the Lord Crewe Arms then an astronomical presentation with observing through...

Friday 22nd March 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

22/03/19
18:00
61%

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 22nd March 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

22/03/19
18:00
11°
8%

Thanet Observatory Public Open Evening

Thanet Observatory, Monkton, CT12 4LH

Join the Monkton Stargazers for this one of their 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...

Friday 22nd March 2019 from 19:00pm to 22:30pm

22/03/19
18:00
10°
8%

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....

Friday 22nd March 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

22/03/19
18:00
12°
5%

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 22nd March 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

22/03/19
18:00
10°
9%

Illuinated Landscapes Night Photography Workshop

Durham Dales Centre, Stanhope, DL13 2FJ

Join expert Gary Lintern for a photography workshop where you'll learn how to take unusual landscape photographs in the dark using a variety of light sources including portable studio equipment.The workshop will take place at one or more...

Friday 22nd March 2019 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

22/03/19
18:00
57%

Vectis Astronomical Society Dark Wight Skies

Newchurch Pavilion, Newchurch, PO36 0LX

Vectis Astronomical Society are hosting a Dark Wight Skies evening followed by Stargazing if the skies are clear.The will be 3 short presentations as follows:Joel Bateman - AONB Communication and Projects Officer Will talk about the proposed...

Friday 22nd March 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

22/03/19
18:00
8%

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 22nd March 2019 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

22/03/19
18:00
12°
10%

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 22nd March 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

22/03/19
18:00
10°
8%

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 22nd March 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

22/03/19
18:00
41%

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 22nd March 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

22/03/19
18:00
11°
9%

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 22nd March 2019 from 20:00pm to Saturday 23rd March 2019 23:00pm

22/03/19
18:00
10°
10%

Stargazing - Deep Sky Exploring - Dalby Forest

Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Thornton-le-Dale, YO18 7LT

Join the team from Hidden Horizons for this fantastic stargazing event exploring the deep wonders of our Universe! Enjoy a tour of the night sky including various constellations and the deep sky objects with them. Use large telescopes to view...

Friday 22nd March 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

22/03/19
18:00
11°
5%

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 22nd March 2019 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

22/03/19
18:00
52%

Stargazing - Deep Sky Exploring (Late Night) - Dalby Forest

Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Thornton-le-Dale, YO18 7LT

Join the team from Hidden Horizons for this fantastic stargazing event exploring the deep wonders of our Universe! Enjoy a late night tour of the night sky including various constellations and the deep sky objects with them. Use large telescopes...

Friday 22nd March 2019 from 22:30pm to Saturday 23rd March 2019 00:30am

22/03/19
21:00
10°
9%

Exploring the Universe

Tabor Centre, Pontygof, NP23 4AD

Everyone is welcome to explore the universe at this event which is a joint venture between Heads of the Valleys Astronomical Society, Usk Astronomical Society and Abergavenny Astronomical Society. The event includes planetarium shows, astronomical...

Tonight from 12:00

23/03/19
18:00
5%

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...

Tonight from 12:30

23/03/19
18:00
4%

Telescope Clinic at Herstmonceux

The Observatory Science Centre, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

Owning a telescope can be both exciting and a little daunting. Setting it up correctly is the key to getting the most out of your night sky viewing but this can often prove challenging for those with little or no previous experience.For this...

Tonight from 14:00

23/03/19
18:00
4%

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...

Tonight from 19:00

23/03/19
18:00
5%

Lincoln Observatory Public Open Evening

Lincoln Observatory, Lincoln, LN1 3TZ

Members of Lincoln Astronomical Society will be opening their observatory to the public this Friday and Saturday evening. No need to book just go along!

Tonight from 19:00

23/03/19
18:00
5%

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...

Tonight from 19:00

23/03/19
18:00
5%

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 19:15

23/03/19
18:00
10°
7%

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 19:30

23/03/19
18:00
4%

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 19:30

23/03/19
18:00
4%

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

23/03/19
18:00
5%

Dark Skies Stargazing at Harehope Quarry Project

Harehope Quarry Project, Bishop Auckland, DL13 2SG

Join keen amateur astronomer Bruce Ferguson for an evening of dark skies stargazing at the Harehope Quarry Project. The event begins with an introductory session indoors demonstrating easy to use computer software that allows you to find and view...

Sunday 24th March 2019 from 18:30pm to 20:00pm

24/03/19
18:00
38%

Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, 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 24th March 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

24/03/19
18:00
36%

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 24th March 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

24/03/19
18:00
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