Hanwell Community Observatory

Hanwell Community Observatory

Hanwell, Banbury, Oxfordshire, 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

  • 22/07/24

    20° 4%
  • 22/07/24

    17° 5%
  • 23/07/24

    15° 8%
  • 23/07/24

    14° 13%

Weather forecast for Wroxton Abbey (1.9 miles away) updated 22/07/24 at 04:00.




Events nearby

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  • Milton Keynes Astronomical Society meeting

    Friday 26th July 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Rectory Cottages - Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK63 6BJ (27.2 miles away)

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  • Stratford Astronomical Society Telescope Club Night

    Tuesday 6th August 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Alderminster Village Hall, Alderminster, CV37 8PE (13.0 miles away)

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  • Coventry and Warwickshire Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Friday 9th August 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:30pm

    Earlsdon Methodist Church Hall, Coventry, CV5 6NF (22.5 miles away)

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  • Milton Keynes Astronomical Society – informal astromeet

    Friday 9th August 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Rectory Cottages - Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK63 6BJ (27.2 miles away)

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  • Pigs and Perseids – August 2024

    Wednesday 14th August 2024 from 18:00pm to 22:30pm

    Curly Tails Pig Sanctuary, Bletchley, MK17 0BH (26.7 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • George’s Getaway

    Shenington Road, Banbury, Warwickshire, CV35 0TH (5.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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