Welcome

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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  • New Society, new Team

    On Wednesday 27th November, the Bath Astronomers were re-constituted as an independent astronomical society having spent a decade as an informal group within the William Herschel Society. The new team helping to coordinate the first year are Abi Chown, Chris Brooks, Dennis Lewis, Jonathan Hall and Simon Holbeche. The Bath Astronomers were originally founded in...

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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: 16:00
End twilight: 18:03
Begin twilight: 06:01
Sunrise: 08:04
Moon phase

Full Moon

Phase: 45.5%
Illumination: 98%
Age: 13.44 days
Size: 30.5'
Distance: 391,288km

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New MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Tue 26 Nov 15:07Wed 4 Dec 06:58Thu 12 Dec 05:14Thu 19 Dec 04:59
Thu 26 Dec 05:15Fri 3 Jan 04:46Fri 10 Jan 19:23Fri 17 Jan 13:00
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