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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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  • 27th Nov Variable Star Observing

    Roger Pickard is visiting Bath Astronomers on Wednesday 27th November to talk to us about getting into variable star observing both visually and with a camera. This year Roger completed 20 years as the British Astronomical Association’s Variable Star Section Director and has passed the baton on to a new director, Jeremy Shears. He remains...

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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: 16:23
End twilight: 18:19
Begin twilight: 05:29
Sunrise: 07:25
Moon phase

Full Moon

Phase: 52.6%
Illumination: 99.3%
Age: 15.54 days
Size: 30.5'
Distance: 391,146km

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New MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Mon 28 Oct 03:40Mon 4 Nov 10:23Tue 12 Nov 13:37Tue 19 Nov 21:13
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