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
The society’s AGM will be held at the observatory on Friday the 3rd May at 8pm. Members of the public who are considering visiting the observatory on this date are respectfully asked to defer their visit to another evening. This is because members who would normally welcome you and show you around will be attending the meeting.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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 🙂
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.