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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  • Pint and a Planet at the Packhorse Inn – Postponed

    Update: The weather forecast for the evening is full cloud cover and so there will be no chance of observing the sky this evening and so we’ll be postponing the event to January. We’ll be at the bar during the evening so spot our tops and pop over and say hello.   Date: Thursday 6th...


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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: 18:04
Begin twilight: 06:05
Sunrise: 08:08
Moon phase

First Quarter

Phase: 20.8%
Illumination: 36.9%
Age: 6.13 days
Size: 29.6'
Distance: 403,801km

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New MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
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
Mon 4 Feb 21:04Tue 12 Feb 22:26Tue 19 Feb 15:53Tue 26 Feb 11:29
Wed 6 Mar 16:05Thu 14 Mar 10:26Thu 21 Mar 01:43Thu 28 Mar 04:11