The J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory is the proud home of the Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society and is run voluntarily by enthusiastic members.
Public viewing evenings typically run from September to March and include a short presentation and viewing through telescopes if weather permits.
During the Summer, the observatory is open for solar observing, normally on Sunday afternoons.
The Society also offers private bookings for schools, youth, and community organisations.
Location events organiser
Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society organises events at this location
Please contact Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location
Weather forecast for Upper Haugh (1.2 miles away) updated 22/01/22 at 20:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing. See our dark sky calendar for more details.