The Observatory

If the weather permits there are observing sessions open to the public on a Friday evening.

Opening times and location details can be found here.

The observatory also opens on the first Sunday morning of the month from 10am until 1pm in support of Abbey Leys Farmers’ Market – again, weather permitting

Images of the month


The Sun taken on Saturday 11th May between 15:00 & 15:20 BST, using the Nuttellascope + iPhone with 25mm & 17mm eyepieces.


The aurora over High Legh

For more images see the Images page


HLCO holds meetings on the second Thursday of each month in St John’s church room (location details here). Talks in astronomy and space research are given by invited experts or members of the HLCO team themselves. A small charge is made for these events.

Next Meeting : Thursday July 11th 2024 7:15 for a 7:30 start

Upcoming HLCO Meetings