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 learn more and go stargazing in Somerset.

Latest Post

  • 01 Apr 2018

    Monthy meeting – Astrophotography with telescopes

    Thursday 26th April from 7:30pm at Percy Community Centre, Bath. Monthly meeting of Bath Astronomers and talk by Pete Richardson on Astrophotography with telescopes. Pete is an award winning astrophotographer based in Bleadon, Somerset just outside of Weston-super-Mare. His studied and meticulous approach has led to images that rival the best in the business and...


Recent Posts

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    April Night Sky

    April is when the Spring takes hold and everyone is smiling, even astronomers. Well as long as ...

  • Widefield astrophotography 29 Mar

    Widefield astrophotography

    Thank you to those that were able to come along to Andy Burns’ talk on widefield ...


Weather over next 3 days

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Darkness information

Night time

Sunset: 19:14
End twilight: 21:27
Begin twilight: 02:45
Sunrise: 05:00
Moon phase

Waxing Crescent

Phase: 15.7%
Illumination: 22.4%
Age: 4.63 days
Size: 32.8'
Distance: 364,689km

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New MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Mon 16 Apr 01:59Sun 22 Apr 21:46Mon 30 Apr 00:59Tue 8 May 02:11
Tue 15 May 11:49Tue 22 May 03:50Tue 29 May 14:20Wed 6 Jun 18:34
Wed 13 Jun 19:45Wed 20 Jun 10:52Thu 28 Jun 04:54Fri 6 Jul 07:52
Fri 13 Jul 02:49Thu 19 Jul 19:53Fri 27 Jul 20:22Sat 4 Aug 18:19