Join Chesterfield Astronomical Society for an amazing stargazing experience!

Open every Friday from 8pm, our main telescope, and the smaller scopes outside provide alternative opportunities for viewing the planets, moon and stars. Find Out More


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Welcome to CAS

The Chesterfield Barnett Observatory

Starazing at the Chesterfield Observatory
Our observatory is open every Friday from 8pm onwards until the last person leaves. We always give visitors a warm welcome so if you’d like to join us, please feel free to do so. You don’t need to book your visit, just pop over to see us and we’ll show you around and make sure you get the opportunity to do some stargazing too if the weather is with us. We rely on the generosity of the local community to keep the observatory open so please can you place a small donation of £2 in our visitors’ pot when you visit.

Friday night is also members’ night and whilst we are always delighted to receive visitors please be aware that sometimes our members could be busy with their hobby which can require a high level of concentration so might appreciate it if you avoid interrupting them when using or setting up a telescope. Thanks for your understanding.

If you’d like to learn more about the observatory, click here

We very much hope that you will come and visit us on a Friday evening when we will make sure you have an astronomically good time 🙂

 

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Posts

  • Galaxies in Many Dimensions

    On Friday 26th January we were treated to a fascinating talk by Professor Michael Merrifield from Nottingham University all about extending our understanding of galaxies. Whilst the title might sound like Mike would be delving into the realms of science […]

  • Our Open Evening on 20th January 2018

    The night was clear and the observatory buzzed with visitors. We had a wonderful turnout and some fantastic feedback despite the cold. Regrettably our small lecture room isn’t quite up to the number of visitors and so we are sorry […]

Moon Phase


Waxing Gibbous Moon
Waxing Gibbous Moon

The moon is currently in Cancer
The moon is 10 days old
Joe's

Upcoming Events

Feb
27
Tue
2018
7:30 pm U3A Science & Tech Group – Matlock @ Observatory
U3A Science & Tech Group – Matlock @ Observatory
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Matlock U3A Sience & Tech Group Approx 25 adults Mark giving talk
Feb
28
Wed
2018
6:30 pm 267 Wednesday Night Dore Beaver ... @ Observatory
267 Wednesday Night Dore Beaver ... @ Observatory
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Dore Beaver Scouts Approx 18 boys aged 6-8 plus 6 adults + 4 youth leaders aged 14 upwards 6:30 start Graham giving talk  
Mar
1
Thu
2018
6:30 pm 4th Dronfield Brownies @ Observatory
4th Dronfield Brownies @ Observatory
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
4th Dronfield Brownies Approx 24 Brownies aged 8-11 yrs (a few 7 yrs) + 4 helpers 6:30 start Ian giving talk
Mar
2
Fri
2018
8:00 pm Observatory Open – Click for Info
Observatory Open – Click for Info
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
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