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

  • Measuring the Universe

    From the Local Group through to the Hubble Flow. A talk by Abi Chown, from the University of Bath. Thursday 28th February at 7:30pm at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, 19 New King Street. To us on Earth, the night sky looks two dimensional. We can see a beautiful blanket of stars above us and...


Recent Posts

  • Stargazing @ the Museum

    Stargazing @ the Museum

    A family friendly event run in collaboration with the Herschel Museum of Astronomy on Friday ...

  • Build your own Saturn V

    Build your own Saturn V

    Do you long for the engineering magnificent of 5 decades ago? Do you want to fill you Sunday ...

  • Star Count 2019

    Star Count 2019

    Are you going to get involved in Star Count 2019? It has been a few years since the Campaign to ...

  • February Night Sky

    February Night Sky

    Our monthly guide to looking up concentrates on the skies in February. We strive to make it a ...


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: 17:33
End twilight: 19:24
Begin twilight: 05:19
Sunrise: 07:10
Moon phase

Full Moon

Phase: 54.8%
Illumination: 97.7%
Age: 16.19 days
Size: 32.7'
Distance: 365,284km

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New MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Mon 4 Feb 21:04Tue 12 Feb 22:26Tue 19 Feb 15:53Tue 26 Feb 11:29
Wed 6 Mar 16:05Thu 14 Mar 10:26Thu 21 Mar 01:43Thu 28 Mar 04:11
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