Chesterfield Barnett Observatory

Hastings Close, Chesterfield, S41 8RH, East Midlands

Location description

Run by the enthusiastic members of Chesterfield Astronomical Society the Chesterfield Barnett Observatory is a wonderful facility housing a huge and impressive 18" aperture telescope and lecture room with excellent amenities. The location is frequently open to the public and is very much worth a visit!

Location event organiser

Chesterfield Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.

Astronomical society

Meeting place for local astronomical society, often in a location that enables stargazing and observing.


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 66 events with the last one being on 29th March 2019 organised by Chesterfield Astronomical Society.


When to visit

The best time to visit Chesterfield Barnett Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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