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
19th June - 13 Journeys through Space and Time - Colin Stuart

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Toothill Observatory
The society's observatory at Toothill, nr Southampton-click photo to enlarge. Photo courtesy of D Haselden
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 - Update

Owing to impending construction works to be undertaken by Southern Water at our Toothill Observatory site, the Observatory will not open to members of the general public until further notice.

It is intended to resume open nights and group visits when the works are completed.