Solent Amateur Astronomers

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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, 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.
»What's Coming Up
»Open Night
Date and time of next observatory open night and what we will be viewing

»Next Talk
18th September - Red Dots: The Results - John Strachan

Contact the Webmaster at: webmaster@solentastro.org

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

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.

The society is planning to hold approximately bi-monthly observing sessions during the coming observing season.  The sessions will be arranged at short (approx. 2-3 days) notice when the weather forecast is favourable.  They will be notified via email to members, details will also be put on our website and Facebook pages.

Sessions will be held at the Stoney Cross Plain car park.

Link to Observing Site Map

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