About the Observatory

Until January 2019, the Society owned an astronomical observatory, which contained a Meade 16 inch LX200. We are currently making plans for a new site for our equipment, but this will take some time to develop.Meade LX200

Until then, we can offer 'outreach' visits to your location.

We can arrange to visit schools, scout groups and other organisations to give talks and demonstrations.

What to wear?

This is an outdoor activity - if the sky is clear, so you may find it useful to bring a torch with you as we have to keep the lighting levels quite low.

The best kind of torch is a RED LED head torch - which are widely available - please avoid bringing 5 million candle power lanterns as it spoils everyone's night vision

Risk Assessment

In the past 12 months we have been asked, by prospective visiting groups , for an activity Risk Assessment.

Pease download the document from this page

Any questions about access to the Observatory - please get in touch

The Following is a list of telescopes owned by us

Meade 40cm ( 16 inch ) LX200 GPS Goto SCT - currently in storage

Celestron Nextar 11 (28cm) GPS Goto SCT with portable tripod.

Takhashi FS 102 fluorite apochromatic refractor on Takahashi EM10 equatorial mount and portable tripod.

A selection of simpler reflectors based on the Dobsonian mount.

All supported with a full range of Televue Nagler / Panoptic, Meade super plossl and Coronado CE-max eyepieces. 

Coronado Personal Solar Telescope

 For more details, please see the additional information listed here.....http://www.huddersfieldastronomy.org/node/82

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