Trent Astronomical Observatory

Clifton Campus, Erasmus Darwin Buildings, Nottingham, NG11 8NF

Location description

The Trent Astronomical Observatory is located near the Erasmus Darwin buildings on the Clifton Campus of Nottingham Trent University. The observatory is home to several high-tech telescopes made accessible to the public during regular “Open Dome” events.

Location event organiser

Nottingham Trent University 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 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 27 events with the last one being on 30th April 2020 organised by Nottingham Trent University.


When to visit

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

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