Caradon Observatory occupies a fantastic dark sky location on the Eastern edge of Bodmin Moor and within the buffer zone of the Bodmin Moor International Dark Sky Park. The four domes house a variety on instruments including both reflecting, refracting and solar telescopes. The facility's current primary focus is research and education however has plans to open up it's observatory doors to visitors.
Location event organiser
Caradon Observatory 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
When to stargaze at Caradon Observatory
This location's dark site 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.