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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  • 27th July Lunar Eclipse

    The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is opening its doors on Friday 27th July from 8:30pm until 11:00pm to observe the night sky from the precincts of the Museum. The evening will feature the Total Lunar Eclipse when the Moon will turn Blood Red. That event should be observable from the UK from 9:15pm in the...


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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: 20:16
End twilight:
Begin twilight:
Sunrise: 04:16
Moon phase

First Quarter

Phase: 20.3%
Illumination: 35.5%
Age: 6.00 days
Size: 31.8'
Distance: 376,354km

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New MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Fri 13 Jul 02:49Thu 19 Jul 19:53Fri 27 Jul 20:22Sat 4 Aug 18:19
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