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

  • 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 […]

  • Our Christmas Party

    January the 5th saw members enjoy our annual Christmas Party.  There were quizzes, brain teasers, crosswords and of course plenty of food and drink!!  It was well attended and as it was a clear night there was something to view […]

Moon Phase


First Quarter Moon
First Quarter Moon

The moon is currently in Aries
The moon is 5 days old
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Upcoming Events

Jan
22
Mon
2018
6:30 pm 2nd Brampton Beavers @ Observatory
2nd Brampton Beavers @ Observatory
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
2nd Brampton Beavers 24 Beavers – age group under 8 years. Plus 5 helpers Mark giving talk  
Jan
24
Wed
2018
7:30 pm 2nd Ashbourne Scout Group @ Observatory
2nd Ashbourne Scout Group @ Observatory
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
2nd Ashbourne Scouts 24 Scouts – aged 11 to 16 years + 4 helpers Start time 7:30 pm — 9 pm. Graham giving talk  
Jan
26
Fri
2018
8:00 pm Observatory Open – Click for Info
Observatory Open – Click for Info
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
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[...]
8:15 pm Galaxies in Many Dimensions by D... @ Observatory
Galaxies in Many Dimensions by D... @ Observatory
Jan 26 @ 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Galaxies in many dimensions Talk by Dr Micheal Merrifield

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