Welcome to the observing arm of the William Herschel Society based in Bath, Somerset, UK. New members welcome to enjoy observing the night sky and attending regular meetings and lectures about astronomy


A group passionate about astronomy and sharing the skies through group or public observing sessions and educational outreach activities in and around Bath. Bath Astronomers are open to new members wishing to go stargazing in Somerset.

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  • 01 Oct 2017

    October Night Sky

    October is a good month for observing planets and you should be able to view 5 with binoculars or a small telescope. Just Mercury and Jupiter reaching conjunction on 9th and 26th respectively are hidden by the Sun. Get up early on Thursday 5th October if the weather is fine to see Mars and Venus...


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This lists periods over the next seven days in the Bath area where the night time cloud cover is forecast to be low enough to support observing; less than 20%. Green is good. Yellow and Amber are less favourable. Data is refreshed hourly from Metcheck.com
Date/TimeCloud coverage %WindTemp °C