Astrocampus – University of York

Heslington West Campus, York, YO10 5DD

Location description

The Astrocampus is located on the University of York’s Heslington West campus and is the venue for regular stargazing events held each year from October through to March. Parking is available in the campus west pay car park (pay and display until 6pm) – access to the facility is from the cycle path behind the sports centre.

Location event organiser

Astrocampus University of York organises stargazing events at this location.


Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a urban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 13 events with the last one being on 11th March 2020 organised by Astrocampus University of York.


When to visit

The best time to visit Astrocampus - University of York can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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