Failand Observatory

Failand, Near Wraxall, BS8 3US

Location description

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.


Location event organiser

Bristol Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.


Astronomical society

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Observatory

Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.


Tonight's weather forecast

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Weather forecast for Nailsea (2.87 miles away) updated 20/02/20 at 16:02.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a suburban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Forthcoming events at this location

Failand Observatory Public Open Night

Saturday 22nd February 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Failand Observatory Public Open Night

Saturday 29th February 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Failand Observatory Public Open Night

Saturday 7th March 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Failand Observatory Public Open Night

Saturday 14th March 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
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Failand Observatory Public Open Night

Saturday 21st March 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Failand Observatory Public Open Night

Saturday 28th March 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Failand Observatory Public Open Night

Saturday 4th April 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Failand Observatory Public Open Night

Saturday 11th April 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Failand Observatory Public Open Night

Saturday 18th April 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Failand Observatory Public Open Night

Saturday 25th April 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

The best time to visit Failand Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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