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 60cm reflector for research, and undergone significant refurbishment in 2009.

We welcome visits from schools and the public.

International SUNday

Lunt Picture

Sunday 18 June 2017, 11am-3pm

Come and watch the Sun safely through specialised telescopes

Organised jointly with the North Staffordshire Astronomical Society

No fee, no booking required, free parking

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.