Keele Observatory

Open to the public every Tuesday 8-10pm, every Saturday 1-3pm.

Located on a hilltop within the Keele University campus, Keele Observatory was founded in 1962 and hosts a 31cm aperture refractor dating back to 1874 as well as a 61cm aperture research reflecting telescope. Visitors are welcome during the public openings. Weather permitting, they will be offered amazing views through the telescopes of objects such as the Moon, planets, star clusters, or the Sun. Astronomers are at hand to explain and answer questions.

Children and adults are welcome; there is disabled access to the public areas of the observatory including toilet facilities. Parking at the site on request, additional parking available nearby.

No booking required.