Lime Tree Observatory

Lime Tree Farm, Grewelthorpe, HG4 3DA

Location description

Located in the heart of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Lime Tree Observatory benefits from a remote but accessible location under the darkest of skies. The observatory is run by experienced astronomers who have a fantastic ability to communicate the science of Astronomy to their guests. A visit to this is facility is one that, no matter age or experience, everyone would enjoy.

Location event organiser

Lime Tree 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 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 Lime Tree Observatory

This location's 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.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 23 events with the last one being on 20th December 2018 organised by Lime Tree Observatory.


When to visit

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

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