Roseland Observatory

Court Farm, Coombe, PL26 7LE

Location description

Roseland Observatory occupies a fantastic location under the dark skies of Cornwall. It's setting is a holiday campsite with easy access to St Austell however distant enough to escape nearby light pollution. This is a great place to have a stargazing break with the observatory itself being open to the the public (staying on site or not) every Tuesday evening throughout the observing season with amazing views on offer through their huge 16" diameter telescope.

Location event organiser

Roseland Observatory organises stargazing events at this location.


Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.

Stay & gaze

Location provides accommodation in a dark sky site and perhaps stargazing resources such as binoculars, star charts or even a basic telescope.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a semi-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 Roseland Observatory

This location's semi-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 73 events with the last one being on 30th April 2019 organised by Roseland Observatory.


When to visit

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

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