Want to visit us?

Due to high demand, all places for this year have filled up and we have closed the waiting list. We will update this site and send a tweet when we offer further visits in the new year, subject to the situation with covid-19.

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.

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.