Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory – Moor Park

Blackpool Road, Preston, PR2 3AE, North West

Location description

The Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory in Moor Park (also known as Moor Park Observatory) has a long history and deep tradition with astronomy. Originally opened in June 1927 the observatory has been recently renovated in 2017 and now opens its doors to the public every third Thursday of the month during the observing season.


Location event organiser

Preston and 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.


Observatory

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.

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

Forthcoming events at this location

Preston and District Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

Thursday 8th October 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory Public Open Evening

Thursday 15th October 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing Only

Preston and District Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

Thursday 12th November 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory Public Open Evening

Thursday 19th November 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing Only

Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory Public Open Evening

Thursday 17th December 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing Only

Preston and District Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

Thursday 14th January 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory Public Open Evening

Thursday 21st January 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing Only

Preston and District Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

Thursday 11th February 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory Public Open Evening

Thursday 18th February 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing Only

Preston and District Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

Thursday 11th March 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory Public Open Evening

Thursday 18th March 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing Only

Preston and District Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

Thursday 8th April 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory - Moor Park can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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