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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, its doors open regularly to the public, when everyone 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.
»What's Coming Up
»Open Night
Sat 29th Feb 7:30PM

»Next Talk
Oasis Academy 17th March 7:30 P.M. - Digital Astrophotography - Damian Peach.

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Tel - 07816 634142

Toothill Observatory
Toothill Observatory

The society's observatory at Toothill, nr Southampton-click photo to enlarge. Photo courtesy of P Jones

Our Aims & Objectives
  • Spread understanding & appreciation of the night sky
  • To provide a centre of active observation, experience and practical guidance
  • To constantly improve our facilities & keep abreast of technological developments

In the event of cloudy weather open nights will be cancelled

Remember to dress warmly as we will be outside.

Open Night Friday 28th February is cancelled due to expected bad weather. 

Open Night Saturday 29th of February will go ahead however, since the forecast is good.

Owing to the recent rain the ground at Toothill is very muddy.  Persons attending should wear sturdy out door footwear. Warm clothing is also essential owing to the cold and the hilltop location.