Fernley Observatory

Hesketh Park, Southport, PR9 9LN, North West

Location description

Fabulous observatory set in the wonderful grounds of Hesketh Park and steeped in history. Open during summer months with events run by Southport Astronomical Society and the Friends of Fernley Observatory.

Location event organiser

Southport Astronomical Society 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 5 events with the last one being on 22nd August 2019 organised by Southport Astronomical Society.


When to visit

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

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