J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory

J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory

Lee Brook Lane, Wentworth, 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

  • 19/09/21

    16° 7%
  • 19/09/21

    14° 9%
  • 20/09/21

    13° 1%
  • 20/09/21

    12° 0%

Weather forecast for Upper Haugh (1.2 miles away) updated 19/09/21 at 12:00.




Events nearby

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  • Bradford Astronomical Society lecture evening

    Monday 20th September 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Idle & Thackley Conservative Club, Malt Shovel Yard, Idle, BD10 8QB (28.5 miles away)

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  • Saddleworth Astronomy Group meeting and observing

    Friday 24th September 2021 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

    Denshaw Village Hall, Ripponden Road, Denshaw, OL3 5SY (28.0 miles away)

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  • Chesterfield Barnett Observatory Open Evening

    Friday 24th September 2021 from 20:00pm to 23:30pm

    Chesterfield Barnett Observatory, Hastings Close, Chesterfield, S41 8RH, East Midlands (16.2 miles away)

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  • Rosse Observatory open evening

    Friday 1st October 2021 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ (14.0 miles away)

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  • Saddleworth Astronomy Group meeting and observing

    Friday 1st October 2021 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

    Denshaw Village Hall, Ripponden Road, Denshaw, OL3 5SY (28.0 miles away)

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