Athenaeum Observatory

Athenaeum Observatory

Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LU

The Athenaeum is a historical building situated in the heart of Bury St Edmunds close to the city centre. Located within the dome at the top of the building is the Athenaeum Observatory housing the Victorian Troughton & Simms 4-inch refracting telescope. Unfortunately the observatory is not currently open to the public as it is in need of restoration. We have featured the observatory on Go Stargazing to raise awareness of it and to assist Athenaeum Astronomy Association returning it to public use.

Photograph courtesy of Dr Richard Young, Chair of Athenaeum Astronomy Association


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Weather forecast for Bury St. Edmunds (0.1 miles away) updated 15/06/24 at 12:00.




Events nearby

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  • Athenaeum Astronomy Association meeting

    Wednesday 19th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Whepstead Community Centre, Whepstead, IP29 4TA (3.8 miles away)

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  • North Essex Astronomical Society meeting

    Wednesday 19th June 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Henry Dixon Hall, Witham, CM8 3HR (29.5 miles away)

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  • Cambridge Astronomical Association speaker meeting

    Friday 21st June 2024 from 20:00pm to 21:30pm

    Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, CB3 0HA (26.4 miles away)

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  • Orwell Astronomical Society meeting and observing

    Monday 24th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Newbourne Village Hall, Newbourne, IP12 4NP (29.1 miles away)

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  • Cambridge Young Astronomers (7 to 11 year olds)

    Saturday 29th June 2024 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, CB3 0HA (26.4 miles away)

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