Dark Sky Observatory

Events at the Dark Sky Observatory

We offer a wide choice of events at our Dark Sky Observatory, tailored for all levels of expertise and interests.


If you're new to stargazing then these are events are the perfect introduction for you & your family.

General Stargazing

Our general stargazing nights will show you the most interesting wonders of the night sky.

Specific Subjects

Our events focused on a specific subject give you a deeper understanding of exciting features of the night sky.


Join our expert astrophotographer to unlock the secrets of photographing the night sky.

Food Under the Stars

Combine your stargazing with a meal from Battlesteads award winning restaurant.

Observatory Telescope


Celebrate Tanabata with Asian-style soup and snacks in our award-winning restaurant followed by a night at the observato...

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Hire the observatory for your own private event, be it a party, tution or just some private stargazing.

We also host many more special events throughout the year – eclipses, spaceship launches and landings, transits, solar observing, Space Station and Satellite Spotting.

On a selection of Mondays throughout the year the observatory will be open and available for FREE for Astronomical Society Members and local residents. The observatory can be booked for private parties in its entirety OR you can book one of the powered outside AstroBerths.

Advanced booking is essential.

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