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.

Image of the month

Hebridean Aurora

Hebridean Aurora

Image taken on North Uist, Hebrides on 3rd March 2024 by Becky Holmes
Camera: iPhone
The aurora was visible to the unaided eye and it was in colour


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 May 9th 2024 7:15 for a 7:30 start

Upcoming HLCO Meetings