The Astronomy Centre

Bacup Road A681, Near Todmorden, Lancashire, OL14 7HP

Location description

The Astronomy Centre is high up on the moors of the Southern Pennines, near the border between Yorkshire and Lancashire. At an elevation of about 1112′ (339m), the main observatory is situated on a level plateau surrounded by a ring of low hills which offer protection against light pollution from nearby towns.


Location event organiser

Astronomy Centre organises stargazing events at this location.


Observatory

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 semi-rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at The Astronomy Centre

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.

Forthcoming events at this location

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 19th September 2020 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 26th September 2020 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 3rd October 2020 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 10th October 2020 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 17th October 2020 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 24th October 2020 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 31st October 2020 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 7th November 2020 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 14th November 2020 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 21st November 2020 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 28th November 2020 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 5th December 2020 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 12th December 2020 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 19th December 2020 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 26th December 2020 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 2nd January 2021 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 9th January 2021 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 16th January 2021 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 23rd January 2021 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 30th January 2021 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 6th February 2021 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 13th February 2021 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 20th February 2021 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 27th February 2021 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 6th March 2021 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 13th March 2021 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 20th March 2021 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 27th March 2021 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 3rd April 2021 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 10th April 2021 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 17th April 2021 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

Saturday 24th April 2021 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit The Astronomy Centre can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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