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

  • Pint and a Planet at the Packhorse

    Date: Thursday 6th September at the Packhorse Inn, Old School Hill, South Stoke, Bath. Time: 8:30pm until closing. The General Manager, James, of the Packhorse Inn has been kind enough to allow us to use the garden of the pub to set up telescopes and show the clientele the late summer skies above Somerset. All...


Recent Posts

  • Family friendly observing at Roundhill

    Family friendly observing at Roundhill

    With the evenings getting darker, we are planning to run a night’s public observing from ...

  • August Night Sky

    August Night Sky

    The big treat this month has to be the Perseid Meteor shower which is best observed after ...

  • 27th July Lunar Eclipse

    27th July Lunar Eclipse

    The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is opening its doors on Friday 27th July from 8:30pm until ...

  • July Night Sky

    July Night Sky

    Our monthly update of the night sky is now available for July. You can download it here or pick ...


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: 19:16
End twilight: 21:29
Begin twilight: 02:57
Sunrise: 05:09
Moon phase

Waxing Gibbous

Phase: 37.1%
Illumination: 84.5%
Age: 10.97 days
Size: 29.6'
Distance: 404,370km

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New MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Sat 11 Aug 09:59Sat 18 Aug 07:49Sun 26 Aug 11:58Mon 3 Sep 02:39
Sun 9 Sep 18:02Sun 16 Sep 23:16Tue 25 Sep 02:54Tue 2 Oct 09:47
Tue 9 Oct 03:47Tue 16 Oct 18:02Wed 24 Oct 16:47Wed 31 Oct 16:42
Wed 7 Nov 16:02Thu 15 Nov 14:54Fri 23 Nov 05:41Fri 30 Nov 00:21