Solent Amateur Astronomers

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S.A.A Logo Who We Are and What we Do

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 Nights
Fri 23rd and Sat 24th September 2022, 8:30 PM
Backup: Fri 30th Sept & Sat 1st Oct
Look at Our Facebook Page on the afternoon of an open night for confirmation that the session will go ahead.

»Next Talk
Old Galaxies in The Young Universe -  Prof Claudia Maraston
Tuesday 20th  September, 7:30 PM
To be Held at Oasis Academy

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

Monthly Talks.

We are starting a phased return to Oasis Academy, Romsey Rd, Southampton, SO16 8FA Lordshill in April 2022. Please see the Talks page for up to date information regarding the location of each meeting.