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Blackett Observatory

Blackett Observatory

Marlborough College, Marlborough, SN8 1PA

The Blackett Observatory is located within the private grounds of Marlborough College. It is home to an incredible 10″ Cooke refractor steeped in history that offers stunning views of the Cosmos! Observing is organised by the observatory’s enthusiastic Director, Charles Barclay.

The observatory is not often open to the public; however, the facility is accessible to those outside the College interested in Astronomy. Becoming a ‘Friend of the Marlborough telescope‘ costs just a few pounds per year, less than a single ticket to attend some other observatories. In return, you will be given access to their diary of events, arrange private visits and attend regular lectures at the College.

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Events nearby

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  • Andover Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 20th January 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Grateley Village Hall, Andover, SP11 (18.1 miles away)

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  • Swindon Stargazers Monthly Meeting

    Friday 21st January 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Liddington Village Hall, Swindon, SN4 0HB (7.5 miles away)

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  • Bath Astronomers monthly meeting

    Wednesday 26th January 2022 from 00:19am to 21:30pm

    Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, BA1 2BL (27.2 miles away)

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  • Observing with Abingdon Astronomical Society

    Monday 31st January 2022 from 20:00pm to Wednesday 2nd February 2022 23:00pm

    Abingdon Road Car Park - Tubney, Kingston Bagpuize, OX13 5QQ (23.9 miles away)

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  • Wiltshire Astronomical Society meeting

    Tuesday 1st February 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Irene Usher Memorial Pavilion, Melksham, SN12 6NS (15.6 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

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    Coombe Bissett, Salisbury, SP5 4LP (28.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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