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Athenaeum Observatory

Athenaeum Observatory

Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, 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

  • 28/10/21

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  • 29/10/21

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  • 29/10/21

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Weather forecast for Bury St. Edmunds (0.1 miles away) updated 27/10/21 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

    Wednesday 15th December 2021 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm

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

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  • North Essex Astronomical Society meeting

    Wednesday 15th December 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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

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  • Stargazing at Great Notley Country Park

    Friday 17th December 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:15pm

    Great Notley Country Park, Braintree, CM77 7FS (27.6 miles away)

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  • Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

    Wednesday 22nd December 2021 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm

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

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  • Orwell Astronomical Society meeting and observing

    Monday 27th December 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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

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