Flamsteed Observatory

Near Brailsford, Derby, DE6 3BY

Location description

The Flamsteed Observatory is located to the North West of Derby near the village of Brailsford. The facility is run by members of the Derby and District Astronomical Society who regularly run public observing sessions. For the exact location of the observatory please contact the Society directly.

Location event organiser

Derby & District 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 semi-rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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

When to stargaze at Flamsteed Observatory

This location's semi-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.

Forthcoming events at this location

Flamsteed Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 10th October 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Flamsteed Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 14th November 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Flamsteed Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 12th December 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear)


When to visit

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

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