George Abell Observatory

Kents Hill, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Location description

The George Abell Observatory is set on the campus of the Open University and is home to a Meade LX200 16-inch instrument known as the Alan Cooper Telescope. The facility is operated jointly by the Department of Physical Sciences and the Open University Astronomy Club, the latter of which should be contacted for all visitor enquiries (anyone can book!).


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.


When to visit

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

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