The Alexander Observatory

Queens Avenue, Aldershot, GU11 2ES

Location description

This listed building located in the centre of Aldershot Garrison comes under the proud guardianship of Farnham Astronomical Society. It is home to an original 8-inch cell refractor telescope mounted on an equatorial pillar with counterweight clockwork drive, built in 1891 by the famous Sir Howard Grubb of Dublin. With the exception of infrequent public open evenings visits to the observatory are by arrangement only.


Location event organiser

Farnham Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.


Observatory

Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.


Tonight's weather forecast

23/09/20
19:00
13°
34%
23/09/20
22:00
12°
8%
24/09/20
01:00
10°
5%
24/09/20
04:00
32%
Weather forecast for Alpine Snowsports Farnborough (0.64 miles away) updated 23/09/20 at 04:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a urban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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When to visit

The best time to visit The Alexander Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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