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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  • Busy weekend of outreach

    On Saturday 20th July we spent the afternoon running a stall at Corston Country Fair with telescopes, solar spectroscopy and rocket launching. The following day found us down at Maumbury Ring in Dorchester celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Lunar landings along with friends from Wells and Mendip Astronomers and Space Detectives. The theme was...


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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: 20:10
End twilight: 23:29
Begin twilight: 01:08
Sunrise: 04:22
Moon phase

Third Quarter

Phase: 70%
Illumination: 65.6%
Age: 20.66 days
Size: 29.7'
Distance: 401,837km

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New MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Tue 2 Jul 19:17Tue 9 Jul 10:56Tue 16 Jul 21:39Thu 25 Jul 01:20
Thu 1 Aug 03:12Wed 7 Aug 17:32Thu 15 Aug 12:31Fri 23 Aug 14:58
Fri 30 Aug 10:38Fri 6 Sep 03:11Sat 14 Sep 04:35Sun 22 Sep 02:43
Sat 28 Sep 18:27Sat 5 Oct 16:48Sun 13 Oct 21:10Mon 21 Oct 12:41