Welcome

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The Bath Astronomers are a friendly bunch who share a fascination with the night sky whether for its beauty, spectacular events or simply the science behind it. We meet in the evening on the last Wednesday of each month at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy to talk and enjoy talks on stargazing for everyone and practical astronomy for the amateur.


If this is your first contact with Bath Astronomers, why not visit or contact us to find out more. New friends and members always welcome.

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  • Two Eyes are better than One

    Wednesday 28th October 7:30pm – BA Monthly online gathering stars Stephen Tonkin and his talk on binocular astronomy. Two Eyes are Better than One. Steve Tonkin has been an amateur astronomer since childhood and now spends most of his time doing astronomical outreach; he leads public observing sessions at BBC Stargazing Live events. He has...

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First contact

Membership is open to all and to encourage families and younger stargazers under 18s join for free. The team at Bath Astronomers organise talks, public stargazing evenings, society observing sessions, joint events with other societies, visits to schools in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, young peoples' organisations and other community groups to inspire and encourage an interest in the night sky, science and space travel. If you've a school(KS1 to KS3) or group that would love us to visit then please get in touch. Visits can include classroom sessions, activities and observing.


If you're thinking about buying a telescope then perhaps this article will help.


Pop along to one of our monthly gatherings and say hello. We hope you'll like it so much you'll want to join us. For those already bitten by the bug, you can join Bath Astronomers online. Our diary of upcoming events is shown on this page for you to have a look at. Alternatively you can download a handy pdf of the main events. You can also join our mailing list.