Welcome to Oldham and Rochdale Astronomy

Oldham & Rochdale Astronomy was developed to provide an on-line social community, where people can share images; ask for help and advice; be provided with information on what they can look for in the sky at a given time; and to generally support people with a passion for astronomy, whilst also developing awareness and understanding of the skies above.

Oldham is blessed with its Pennine location, being just far enough away from the bright lights of Manchester city centre to enjoy a reduced amount of light pollution whereby some very spectacular objects in space can be viewed with a simple pair of binoculars, a small telescope or a digital camera and a tripod. It also benefits from there having some reasonably dark sky sites within the borough, which can be accessed by almost anybody.

We do not charge fees ..... this is just for fun!

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Image of the surface of the Moon from oldham
An image of Pleiades taken from Oldham
An image of Jupiter & Moons, taken from Oldham
An image of the Aurora taken from the hills above Rochdale

Check out our time-lapse of the Northern Lights from the hills above Rochdale!