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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.
The society's observatory at Toothill, nr Southampton-click photo to enlarge. Photo courtesy of P Jones
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Important Notice - Society Observing in the New Forest
The Toothill Observatory is still closed for at least the next 6 months owing to major construction works being carried out by Southern Water
It is intended to resume open nights at Toothill and group visits when the works are completed.
Tonight's viewing session has been postponed by 24 hrs to:
Friday 29th March 2019
We will be bringing an 8” Meade scope and an 80mm SkyWatcher Refractor ED80. We will also be bringing a pair of 20x80 binoculars. Feel free to bring your own equipment.
The route from Southampton to the site requires visitors to exit at the end of M27 (J1 Cadnam) and take the 3rd exit off the roundabout to head through Brook round to the site.
OS X (Eastings) 424707
OS Y (Northings) 112652
Nearest Post Code SO43 7HH
Lat (WGS84) N50:54:46 (50.912809)
Long (WGS84) W1:38:60 (-1.649935)
Nat Grid SU247126 / SU2470712652
It is only a short straight run away from the site back to the one-way carriageway of the main A31.
Should the evening turn out to be too cloudy, windy or raining, it will be cancelled. If you require confirmation whether the event will take place, please phone either:
Roger Homan 07732249353
Roger Nelson 07932774021
Sally Towlson 07748266867.
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