Orwell Park Observatory

Orwell Park School, Nacton, IP10 0ER

Location description

Prestigious Victorian observatory which is opened to the public on a number of dates each year.

Location event organiser

Orwell Astronomical Society 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 50 events with the last one being on 11th February 2020 organised by Orwell Astronomical Society.


When to visit

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

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