Old Brickyard Tea Garden

Eastwell Road, Scalford, LE14 4ST

Location description

The Old Brickyard Tea Garden is home to the Old Brickyard Star Club, a small astronomy group who meet regularly at this fantastic dark sky location. The venue is easily accessible being only a few miles North from Melton Mowbray however offers a rewarding escape from local light pollution.


Location event organiser

Old Brickyard Star Club organises stargazing events at this location.


Private venue

Location accessible out of hours only when stargazing events are scheduled.


Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Urban
Suburban
Semi-rural
Rural
Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Old Brickyard Tea Garden

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.

Forthcoming events at this location

Old Brickyard Star Club

Friday 25th September 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Old Brickyard Star Club

Friday 30th October 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Old Brickyard Star Club

Friday 27th November 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Old Brickyard Star Club

Friday 25th December 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Old Brickyard Star Club

Friday 29th January 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Old Brickyard Star Club

Friday 26th February 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Old Brickyard Star Club

Friday 26th March 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Old Brickyard Star Club

Friday 30th April 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Old Brickyard Star Club

Friday 28th May 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

The best time to visit Old Brickyard Tea Garden can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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