Hanwell Community Observatory

Hanwell Community Observatory

Hanwell, Banbury, OX17 1HN

An enthusiastic team of volunteer astronomers runs the Hanwell Community Observatory. The location is home to the incredible John Wall telescope, a 30-inch refractor and the largest ever constructed by a single individual. Visitors are welcome for private stargazing sessions; however, prior booking is required.


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Hanwell Community Observatory

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Weather forecast

  • 25/09/21

    19° 8%
  • 25/09/21

    17° 4%
  • 26/09/21

    15° 4%
  • 26/09/21

    13° 4%

Weather forecast for Wroxton Abbey (1.9 miles away) updated 25/09/21 at 12:00.




Forthcoming events

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  • Stars & Archaeology at Hanwell Castle

    Saturday 25th September 2021 from 12:00pm to 18:00pm

    Hanwell Community Observatory, Hanwell, Banbury, OX17 1HN

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  • Stars & Archaeology at Hanwell Castle

    Sunday 26th September 2021 from 12:00pm to 18:00pm

    Hanwell Community Observatory, Hanwell, Banbury, OX17 1HN

    More info

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