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A group passionate about astronomy and sharing the skies through adhoc 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.
Check out what we're planning for the coming year in a handy pdf

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  • Good week welcoming new faces

    We opened our doors this week for both introductory talks at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy and a first observing session at Wellow. Between 15 and 20 people popped along to get to know more about stargazing as a hobby and try it out for themselves. Still Autumn, the skies were not truly dark and...

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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: 17:05
End twilight: 18:56
Begin twilight: 04:53
Sunrise: 06:44
Moon phase

Third Quarter

Phase: 72.3%
Illumination: 58.5%
Age: 21.34 days
Size: 32.0'
Distance: 373,460km

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New MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Sat 28 Sep 18:27Sat 5 Oct 16:48Sun 13 Oct 21:10Mon 21 Oct 12:41
Mon 28 Oct 03:40Mon 4 Nov 10:23Tue 12 Nov 13:37Tue 19 Nov 21:13
Tue 26 Nov 15:07Wed 4 Dec 06:58Thu 12 Dec 05:14Thu 19 Dec 04:59
Thu 26 Dec 05:15Fri 3 Jan 04:46Fri 10 Jan 19:23Fri 17 Jan 13:00