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.

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  • November – Intro to Spectroscopy

    Thursday 29th Nov – Making Rainbows. Beginner’s guide to spectroscopy, Hugh Allen. A delightful blend of practical spectroscopy and inspirational examples of what can be achieved as a keen hobbyist and a bit of practice. Hugh has been breaking starlight into its component parts for many years checking the work of professional scientists and working...


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Weather over next 3 days

ClearOutside Weather Forecast
If the Summary line shows green for a particular 2 hour window, there is a good chance of being able to observe. Click the chart above to open a full 7 day forecast. ClearOutside is provided by the lovely people at First Light Optics.

Darkness information

Night time

Sunset: 16:17
End twilight: 18:14
Begin twilight: 05:35
Sunrise: 07:33
Moon phase

First Quarter

Phase: 29.7%
Illumination: 64.5%
Age: 8.76 days
Size: 29.7'
Distance: 402,262km

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New MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Wed 7 Nov 16:02Thu 15 Nov 14:54Fri 23 Nov 05:41Fri 30 Nov 00:21
Fri 7 Dec 07:21Sat 15 Dec 11:49Sat 22 Dec 17:50Sat 29 Dec 09:36
Sun 6 Jan 01:29Mon 14 Jan 06:46Mon 21 Jan 05:17Sun 27 Jan 21:12
Mon 4 Feb 21:04Tue 12 Feb 22:26Tue 19 Feb 15:53Tue 26 Feb 11:29