Keele Observatory

Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Location description

The Keele Observatory, located on the campus of Keele University, is home to a fantastic and historic 31cm aperture refracting telescope that dates back to 1874. Open all year round to the public on Tuesday nights and Saturday afternoons.

Location event organiser

Keele 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 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 176 events with the last one being on 28th May 2019 organised by Keele Observatory.


When to visit

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

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