Welcome to Keele Observatory

Welcome to Keele Observatory. It was founded in 1962 to host a 31cm refractor dating back to 1874. It has since acquired a 61cm reflector for research, and undergone significant refurbishment in 2009.

We welcome visits from schools and the public.


See the Space Station

Britain's Tim Peake lived and worked inside the International Space Station. These tips should help you to find it.

Public viewing of the night sky

 Hindle 13  saturn

We are open on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons


children's university logo Keele Observatory is an approved learning destination for the Children's University.