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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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Events nearby

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  • Barry Astronomical Society meeting

    Monday 16th May 2022 from 19:15pm to 21:00pm

    Barry Community Centre, Barry, CF62 5TR (25.1 miles away)

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  • Beckington Astronomical Society meeting

    Friday 20th May 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Beckington Baptist Church Hall, Beckington, BA11 6TD (21.1 miles away)

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  • Bath Astronomers monthly meeting

    Wednesday 25th May 2022 from 00:19am to 21:30pm

    Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, BA1 2BL (14.4 miles away)

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  • Somerset Levels Stargazers monthly meeting and observing

    Wednesday 25th May 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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

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  • Wiltshire Astronomical Society observing session (back up)

    Friday 27th May 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Lacock Playing Fields, Chippenham, SN15 2LQ (24.5 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • Tudor Farmhouse Hotel & Restaurant

    Clearwell, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8JS (23.1 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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