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

»Special Open Afternoon
Sat 15th June, 2:00PM
Back up: Sat 22nd June, 2:00PM
Look at Our Facebook Page on the afternoon of an open night for confirmation that the session will go ahead.

»Next Talk
The Apollo Missions -  Jerry Workman
Tuesday 18th  June, 7:30 PM
At Oasis

Link  saazoomtalk@outlook.com

Contact the Webmaster at: webmaster@solentastro.org

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

Special Open Afternoon

We will be opening Toothill Observatory from 2:00 PM on Saturday 15th June to view the Sun through special telescopes that view in one wavelength only (Hydrogen Aplpha).

This enables solar flares, faculae, sunspots and other features to be seen.

In the event of bad weather a 2nd attempt to open will be made on Saturday 22nd June at the same time.