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
Fri 28th and Sat 29th January 2022, 7:30 PM
Back up dates: Fri 4th and Sat 5th Feb 2022
7:30 PM

»Next Talk
Einstein's Universe -  Colin Stuart
Tuesday 18th  January, 7:30 PM

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

New Observatory Open Night Programme.

Our Observatory is now open again for public viewing, see dates on the observatory page. There is no need to book, just turn up.

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.