Designing observatories and setting up dark sky sites

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The Dark Sky Discovery Observatory at the Battlesteads Hotel in Wark was conceived by Richard Slade & the architects were Lancaster Associates Chartered Architects. AstroVentures established the site as an official Dark Sky Discovery Site and advised and assisted on the observatory design and conceptualisation from the start, project managing key astronomical design aspects.

What we can do for you

What we can do for you

  • Dark Sky SQM readings professionally and scientifically recorded,
  • Official Dark Sky Discovery application and project management,
  • Risk Assessment set-up and risk management solutions,
  • Telescope and equipment selection, installation and setup,
  • Observatory pier design and construction,
  • Observatory building & roof design,
  • Lighting, power & camera cabling functionality,
  • Observatory teaching room design and layout,

Since it’s opening, the Battlesteads Dark Sky Observatory has successfully been host to hundreds of events and thousands of guests. AstroVentures astronomers have advised and assisted numerous guests on their own personal telescope selection and observatory design.

This is a bespoke service so if you want to find out more then please get in touch using our contact form.