|Solent Amateur Astronomers|
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|Who We Are and What we Do
Just north of Southampton, in the quiet village of Toothill, stands one of the finest observatories in Hampshire. It houses a 14" Meade and numerous smaller telescopes.
Owned and run by Solent Amateur Astronomers, it's doors open regularly to the public, when every one is most welcome - see schedule of open nights.
We also have a comprehensive programme of talks at Oasis Academy, Lordshill to which the public are also invited.
The society's observatory at Toothill, nr Southampton-click photo to enlarge. Photo courtesy of D Haselden
|Our Aims & Objectives
Important Notice - Society Observing in the New Forest
The Toothill Observatory is still closed for at least the next 6 months owing to major construction works being carried out by Southern Water
It is intended to resume open nights and group visits when the works are completed.
In order to maintain one of the Society's fundamental principles as an observing group an observing session for Members and their guests has been arranged in the New Forest to observe the Perseids.
We will meet at dusk on the 11th August at the location on the attached map and flyer. If the weather is poor then we will attempt a meeting the following evening.