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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  • Bimonthly Meeting April

    Join us at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy at 7:30pm on Thursday 25th April for a catch up on the news on space and astronomy as well as a talk. This month’s talk is simply entitled “If it ain’t broke, fix it” by Simon Holbeche and covers his Heath Robinson approach to enjoying his amateur...


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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: 19:17
End twilight: 21:32
Begin twilight: 02:39
Sunrise: 04:56
Moon phase

Waning Gibbous

Phase: 59.3%
Illumination: 91.7%
Age: 17.51 days
Size: 31.0'
Distance: 385,219km

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New MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Fri 5 Apr 08:52Fri 12 Apr 19:06Fri 19 Apr 11:12Fri 26 Apr 22:19
Sat 4 May 22:47Sun 12 May 01:13Sat 18 May 21:11Sun 26 May 16:34
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