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

  • Young Astronomers May

    The workshop on Saturday 11th May is entitled “Living on the Moon”. It is organised by BRLSI (Bath Royal Literature and Scientific Institute) and lead by Bath Astronomers. It runs from 1pm until 4pm for up to 24 young scientists aged 8 to 11 years. If you want to reserve yourself a place, pop along...


Recent Posts

  • May Night Sky

    May Night Sky

    The highlight of the month is Saturn and Jupiter straddling a line Due South just before dawn. ...

  • Bimonthly Pub meeting

    Bimonthly Pub meeting

    Come along and chat with other amateur astronomers at the New Inn, Monmouth Place on Thursday ...

  • Bimonthly Meeting April

    Bimonthly Meeting April

    Join us at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy at 7:30pm on Thursday 25th April for a catch up on ...

  • Telescope Workshop – 30th March

    Telescope Workshop – 30th March

    We are planning a workshop at Tunley Recreation Centre in the village of Tunley southwest of ...


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: 20:05
End twilight: 00:00
Begin twilight:
Sunrise: 04:05
Moon phase

Waning Gibbous

Phase: 65.8%
Illumination: 77.3%
Age: 19.43 days
Size: 29.8'
Distance: 401,547km

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New MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Sat 4 May 22:47Sun 12 May 01:13Sat 18 May 21:11Sun 26 May 16:34
Mon 3 Jun 10:02Mon 10 Jun 06:00Mon 17 Jun 08:31Tue 25 Jun 09:48
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