Piazzi Smyth Observatory

Bedford School, Bedford, MK40 2TU

Location description

Observatory located on the premises of Bedford School with events run by Bedford Astronomical Society.

Location event organiser

Bedford 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.


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 51 events with the last one being on 25th April 2018 organised by Bedford Astronomical Society.


When to visit

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

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