University of Central London Observatory

553 Watford Way, Mill Hill Park, NW7 2QS

Location description

The UCL Observatory is one of the best-equipped astronomical facilities for student training and research in the UK. It hosts regular free public open evenings, roughly fortnightly, on Fridays and some Saturdays during UCL’s autumn and winter terms (October–March inclusive).

Location event organiser

University of Central London Observatory 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 11 events with the last one being on 27th March 2020 organised by University of Central London Observatory.


When to visit

The best time to visit University of Central London Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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