Failand Observatory

Failand Observatory

Failand, Near Wraxall, Avon, BS8 3US

The Failand Observatory is operated by a welcoming and enthusiastic team of astronomers from Bristol Astronomical Society. The facility is home to the Cyril Swindin telescope — a 12.5 inch reflecting telescope donated by a former member which offers fantastic views of the night skies, this alongside their larger 18″ aperture instrument. The Society regularly opens the facility to the public throughout the observing season.


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Weather forecast

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Weather forecast for Nailsea (2.9 miles away) updated 16/07/24 at 04:00.




Events nearby

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  • Usk Astronomical Society weekly meeting

    Thursday 18th July 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    The Grange - Usk, Usk, NP15 1AB (20.4 miles away)

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  • Barry Astronomical Society meeting

    Monday 22nd July 2024 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    Cemetery Approach Community Centre, Barry, CF62 8BQ (25.2 miles away)

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  • Usk Astronomical Society weekly meeting

    Thursday 25th July 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    The Grange - Usk, Usk, NP15 1AB (20.4 miles away)

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  • Pop-Up Solar Observing at Wells Cathedral

    Saturday 27th July 2024 from 11:00am to Sunday 28th July 2024 17:00pm

    Wells Cathedral, Wells, BA5 2UE (15.9 miles away)

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  • Somerset Levels Stargazers monthly meeting and observing

    Wednesday 31st July 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Othery Village Hall, Othery, TA7 0QU (26.0 miles away)

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