See our telescopes for beginners guide and mobile app

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

  • 29/06/22

    19° 5%
  • 29/06/22

    16° 5%
  • 30/06/22

    15° 7%
  • 30/06/22

    14° 8%

Weather forecast for Upper Haugh (1.2 miles away) updated 29/06/22 at 04:00.

Events nearby

Display nearby events on a calendar
  • Stargazing with Sheffield Astronomical Society

    Saturday 24th September 2022 from 19:00pm to 23:00pm

    Sportsman Inn at Lodge Moor, Sheffield, S10 5NF (11.2 miles away)

    More info
  • Huddersfield Lights Out!

    Sunday 25th September 2022 from 22:00pm to 23:00pm

    Castle Hill - Huddersfield, Huddersfield, HD4 6TA (18.7 miles away)

    More info
  • Bradford Astronomical Society lecture evening

    Monday 26th September 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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

    More info
  • Sheffield Astronomical Society Beginner’s Evening

    Tuesday 27th September 2022 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    The Ranmoor Parish Centre, Sheffield, S10 3GX (9.5 miles away)

    More info
  • Rosse Observatory Young Astronomers Club

    Friday 30th September 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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

    More info

Stay and gaze nearby

  • The Nook Brewhouse

    3A Victoria Square, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 2DN (17.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Dovestone Holiday Park

    Chew Valley Road, Greenfield, Lancashire, OL3 7NF (24.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info