Hanwell Community Observatory

Hanwell, Banbury, OX17 1HN

Location description

Observatory run by volunteers with visitors welcome by prior booking only. Private stargazing evenings also catered for.

Location event organiser

Hanwell Community 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

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a suburban 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 4 events with the last one being on 10th February 2019 organised by Hanwell Community Observatory.


When to visit

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

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