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J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory

J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory

Lee Brook Lane, Wentworth, South Yorkshire, S62 7SH

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

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

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Weather forecast for Upper Haugh (1.2 miles away) updated 19/08/22 at 04:00.




Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory. View these events on a calendar.

  • J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory Public Open Evening

    Friday 30th September 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory, Wentworth, S62 7SH

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  • J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory Public Open Evening

    Friday 28th October 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory, Wentworth, S62 7SH

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  • J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory Public Open Evening

    Friday 25th November 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory, Wentworth, S62 7SH

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  • J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory Public Open Evening

    Friday 27th January 2023 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory, Wentworth, S62 7SH

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  • J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory Public Open Evening

    Friday 24th February 2023 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory, Wentworth, S62 7SH

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  • J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory Public Open Evening

    Friday 24th March 2023 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory, Wentworth, S62 7SH

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