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 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
21st May - Active Galaxies, What Are They? - (James Fradgley)

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 sky
  • To provide a centre of active observation, experience and practical guidance
  • To constantly improve our facilities & keep abreast of technological developments

Toothill Observatory

Please note that the works at Toothill have now been completed and the observatory will be open, for members only, on Monday 10th June at 21:30, weather permitting.

If the weather is not good, then we will be open the following night instead.

Jupiter will be at opposition.