Grove Park Community Group – Ringway Centre

268 Baring Road, London, SE12 0DS

Location description

Community centre, large garden & three acre nature reserve used by John Griffiths, who taught astronomy at the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Not a dark sky site however great place to get away from the brightest of the city lights and without travelling too far!

Dark sky discovery site

Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.

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 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 4 events with the last one being on 25th November 2016 organised by Grove Park Community Group.


When to visit

The best time to visit Grove Park Community Group - Ringway Centre can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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