Located at a Dark Sky Discovery Site in Wark on the premises of the Battlesteads Hotel the Battlesteads Observatory benefits from excellent dark skies for its village location. The observatory runs a variety of events most evenings each week and often ties in deals with the hotel and restaurant.
For the best stargazing experience at Battlesteads Observatory book on an event around a new moon period when the skies are at their darkest -- use the dark sky calendar to see when is best.
Dark sky discovery site
Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.
Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.
Location light pollution
When to stargaze at Battlesteads Observatory
This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.
Stargazing events at this location
There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 144 events with the last one being on 15th December 2017 organised by Battlesteads Observatory.