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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  • DIY Optics – June Monthly talk

    “Rough grinding is a caveman job, so do it like a caveman. Eat well, sleep well and work like hell”. – John Dobson Pete Richardson is returning to Bath Astronomers on Wednesday 26th June at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy to talk about his efforts to emulate the telescope mirror making work of the likes of...


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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: 20:29
End twilight:
Begin twilight:
Sunrise: 03:53
Moon phase

Waning Gibbous

Phase: 59.6%
Illumination: 91.1%
Age: 17.61 days
Size: 29.7'
Distance: 401,856km

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New MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Mon 3 Jun 10:02Mon 10 Jun 06:00Mon 17 Jun 08:31Tue 25 Jun 09:48
Tue 2 Jul 19:17Tue 9 Jul 10:56Tue 16 Jul 21:39Thu 25 Jul 01:20
Thu 1 Aug 03:12Wed 7 Aug 17:32Thu 15 Aug 12:31Fri 23 Aug 14:58
Fri 30 Aug 10:38Fri 6 Sep 03:11Sat 14 Sep 04:35Sun 22 Sep 02:43