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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  • Telescope Workshop

    We are planning a workshop at Tunley Recreation Centre in the village of Tunley southwest of Bath. It is on Saturday 25th January and kicks off at 6pm for 2 hours or so. If the weather is clear, we’ll set up telescopes outside as well. This Bring Your Own telescope event is intended to help...


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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: 16:46
End twilight: 18:43
Begin twilight: 05:59
Sunrise: 07:55
Moon phase

New Moon

Phase: 1%
Illumination: 0.1%
Age: 0.31 days
Size: 30.1'
Distance: 396,853km

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New MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Fri 24 Jan 21:44Sun 2 Feb 01:43Sun 9 Feb 07:34Sat 15 Feb 22:19
Sun 23 Feb 15:33Mon 2 Mar 19:58Mon 9 Mar 17:48Mon 16 Mar 09:35
Tue 24 Mar 09:29Wed 1 Apr 10:21Wed 8 Apr 02:35Tue 14 Apr 22:56
Thu 23 Apr 02:27Thu 30 Apr 20:38Thu 7 May 10:45Thu 14 May 14:03