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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  • Monthly Meeting for October

    The second meeting of the Bath Astronomers this fresh season is to take place on Thursday 25th October at 7:30pm. The venue this month is going to be the Star Vault in the Herschel Museum of Astronomy at 19 New King Street. This month Simon Holbeche is going to give us a guide to comets....


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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: 17:03
End twilight: 18:54
Begin twilight: 04:55
Sunrise: 06:46
Moon phase

Waxing Gibbous

Phase: 38.5%
Illumination: 87.6%
Age: 11.38 days
Size: 29.8'
Distance: 400,354km

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New MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
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
Fri 7 Dec 07:21Sat 15 Dec 11:49Sat 22 Dec 17:50Sat 29 Dec 09:36
Sun 6 Jan 01:29Mon 14 Jan 06:46Mon 21 Jan 05:17Sun 27 Jan 21:12