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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  • Getting to grips with the night sky

    Wednesday 16th October 2019 from 7:30pm until 9pm at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, A talk on the night sky, how to get more involved in stargazing and ideas for enjoying astronomy. All are welcome from beginners upwards. It is intended to show you the simple science of the night skies above your head 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: 19:13
End twilight: 21:24
Begin twilight: 03:02
Sunrise: 05:11
Moon phase

Third Quarter

Phase: 76.5%
Illumination: 45.4%
Age: 22.58 days
Size: 31.0'
Distance: 385,581km

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New MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
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
Mon 28 Oct 03:40Mon 4 Nov 10:23Tue 12 Nov 13:37Tue 19 Nov 21:13