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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

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  • 29/10/21

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Weather forecast for Bury St. Edmunds (0.1 miles away) updated 28/10/21 at 16:00.




Events nearby

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  • Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

    Wednesday 29th December 2021 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm

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

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  • Breckland Observatory public open night

    Friday 31st December 2021 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

    Breckland Astronomical Observatory, Near Attleborough, NR17 (22.9 miles away)

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  • Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

    Wednesday 5th January 2022 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm

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

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  • Athenaeum Astronomy Association meeting

    Wednesday 5th January 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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

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  • Orwell Astronomical Society meeting and observing

    Monday 10th January 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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

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