Winchendon Observatory

Nether Wichendon, Aylesbury, HP18

Location description

Home of the Aylesbury Astronomical Society access to this location is by prior arrangement only, limited car parking.


Location event organiser

Aylesbury Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.


Astronomical society

Meeting place for local astronomical society, often in a location that enables stargazing and observing.


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

When to stargaze at Winchendon 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 108 events with the last one being on 31st May 2019 organised by Aylesbury Astronomical Society.

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When to visit

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

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