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, 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

»Next Open Night

»Next Talk
What do Amateur Astronomers Do? -  Graham Bryant (Hampshire Astronomy Group) Tuesday 20th  July 

Link  saazoomtalk@outlook.com

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 sk
  • 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.

Solar Eclipse.

Toothill Obsrvatory will open on Thursday 10th June from 09:30 AM for the partial solar eclipse. First contact will be just after 10AM. We will be using telescopes with sun filters, so you can safely view the event. Please feel free to bring your own suitably filtered equipment. Remember to dress properly as we will be outside. The session will be cancelled if cloudy or rainy.

Monthly Talks.

The monthly talks normally held at Oasis Academy are now taking place via Zoom at the usual time, 7:30 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Meetings can be attended via e-mailed links.