Battlesteads Dark Sky Observatory

Summer Stargazing

The nights are shorter but still full of stargazing fun! As the sun sets you might catch a Blue Moon.

Date & Time

Date Wednesday 16th May, 2018
Time 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Age Suitability

Summer stargazers from 14-100 will enjoy this evening.

Equipment Needed

If all you bring is yourself and a thirst for knowledge then you'll have fun, but if you can bring the following, that might help:

  • Binoculars
  • a Smartphone

Ticket Prices

Adult £22.50
Concession £19.50
Family £55.50


The summer is the best time to see the constellations and whilst learning to find your way around the night sky, learn about night sky mythology too. Day or night if the moon is up it looks awesome through our powerful telescopes, and our GoTo telescope can seek out and show you the planet Jupiter during the evening whilst the sun is setting.

In addition to looking for other planets, such as Saturn, Venus, Mercury and Mars, we'll also be looking for the best double stars and the brightest clusters. You can log onto our free WiFi to download stargazing apps and will give you top tips on how to use them too.

Finally - why not start or end your evening with a drink on the observing decks whilst you enjoy the warm evening's stargazing - with a gin and tonic, craft beer, real ale or glass of wine from our* extensive, award-winning bar. (Often stocked with locally produced ales, gins etc.)

As of yet, we're unable to control the weather, so observing the skies can only go ahead if it's clear but you'll be pleased to know that all events go ahead in any weather conditions.

*We believe that we're the only observatory in the world with its own bar! - (The bar is actually part of the overall Battlesteads Hotel site and is a 2 minute stroll down the path from the observatory)

Please drink responsibly.  

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