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

  • 13/06/24

    11° 93%
  • 13/06/24

    11° 59%
  • 14/06/24

    12° 47%
  • 14/06/24

    12° 11%

Weather forecast for Upper Haugh (1.2 miles away) updated 13/06/24 at 16:00.




Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Solar Sunday with Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society

    Sunday 14th July 2024 from 11:00am to 15:00pm

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

    More info

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