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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  • 11 Feb 2018

    Go Stargazing Live 2018

    Bath Astronomers are supporting a big effort by astro communities around the UK to celebrate the skies above our heads Go Stargazing Live 2018. We are running up to two evenings from atop Roundhill to the Southwest of the centre of Bath, near Roundhill Primary School, Mount Road, BA2 1LG. Subject to good weather, we’ll...


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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: 17:39
End twilight: 19:30
Begin twilight: 05:13
Sunrise: 07:03
Moon phase

First Quarter

Phase: 27.1%
Illumination: 56.7%
Age: 8.02 days
Size: 32.7'
Distance: 365,640km

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New MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Thu 15 Feb 21:06Fri 23 Feb 08:09Fri 2 Mar 00:52Fri 9 Mar 11:22
Sat 17 Mar 13:14Sat 24 Mar 15:35Sat 31 Mar 12:37Sun 8 Apr 07:21
Mon 16 Apr 01:59Sun 22 Apr 21:46Mon 30 Apr 00:59Tue 8 May 02:11
Tue 15 May 11:49Tue 22 May 03:50Tue 29 May 14:20Wed 6 Jun 18:34