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

  • 01 Mar 2018

    March Night Sky

    If it has been a quiet observing Winter for you, then March is the month to get out there and enjoy the night sky as we move into Spring. Try our new guide for the month. March is a month that holds the Vernal Equinox where the Sun passes from the Southern to the Northern...


Recent Posts

  • Go Stargazing Live 2018 11 Feb

    Go Stargazing Live 2018

    Bath Astronomers are supporting a big effort by astro communities around the UK to celebrate ...

  • February Night Sky 28 Jan

    February Night Sky

    So with January saying goodbye with a Super Blue Moon hoorah, you have to ask what can short ...


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: 18:22
End twilight: 20:15
Begin twilight: 04:15
Sunrise: 06:08
Moon phase

Waxing Crescent

Phase: 10.4%
Illumination: 10.3%
Age: 3.06 days
Size: 31.8'
Distance: 375,543km

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New MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Sat 17 Mar 13:14Sat 24 Mar 15:35Sat 31 Mar 12:37Sun 8 Apr 07:21
Mon 16 Apr 01:59Sun 22 Apr 21:46Mon 30 Apr 00:59Tue 8 May 02:11
Tue 15 May 11:49Tue 22 May 03:50Tue 29 May 14:20Wed 6 Jun 18:34
Wed 13 Jun 19:45Wed 20 Jun 10:52Thu 28 Jun 04:54Fri 6 Jul 07:52