Keele Observatory 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 a 15cm solar telescope. We welcome visits from schools, clubs and the public.

Comet Lovejoy

Comet Lovejoy

Comet Lovejoy is a naked-eye object this month (though binoculars and a dark spot help). Look towards the South in the evening, identify Orion and then find the comet to its right. See Astronomy Now magazine for a detailed finderchart, or visit us when we're open. (Photo: Nick Howes)

Public viewing of the night sky

Keele refractor Saturn through Keele telescope

We are open on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons (see the links on the left.)