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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.

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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 🙂

About Hastings Close

Our observatory is located on a small residential close. As such, parking can be a problem and we ask that all visitors – including those who drop off children or adults for group visits – consider our neighbours’ needs for parking and respect the peace and privacy to which they are entitled. Please help us to ensure we maintain a good relationship with our neighbours. Thank you.

 

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Upcoming Events

Nov
14
Thu
2019
6:30 pm Observatory Visit @ Observatory
Observatory Visit @ Observatory
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
3rd Brampton Cubs 25 Cubs aged 8-11 years + 4 helpers 6:30-8pm IC giving talk
Nov
15
Fri
2019
8:00 pm Observatory Open – Click for Info
Observatory Open – Click for Info
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
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Nov
20
Wed
2019
6:30 pm Observatory Visit @ Observatory
Observatory Visit @ Observatory
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
1st Loscoe Cub Scout Group Approximately 22 Cubs 6:30-8pm ME giving talk
Nov
22
Fri
2019
8:00 pm Observatory Open – Click for Info
Observatory Open – Click for Info
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
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