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The Alexander Observatory

The Alexander Observatory

Queens Avenue, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2ES

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 Dublin’s famous Sir Howard Grubb.

Except for infrequent public open evenings, visits to the observatory are by arrangement only.

Photo: Farnham Astronomical Society


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Events nearby

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  • Farnham Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Tuesday 9th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Aldershot Cricket Club, Aldershot, GU12 4BP (1.8 miles away)

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  • Chiltern Observatory observing evening

    Wednesday 10th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    The Chiltern Observatory, Amersham, HP7 0QG (28.2 miles away)

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  • Ewell Astronomical Society meeting

    Friday 12th August 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Nonsuch High School and Observatory, Cheam, SM3 8AB (24.2 miles away)

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  • Perseids meteor shower and nocturnal wildlife guided walk

    Friday 12th August 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Petworth House and Park, Midhurst, GU28 9LR (19.8 miles away)

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  • Perseids meteor shower and nocturnal wildlife guided walk

    Saturday 13th August 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Petworth House and Park, Midhurst, GU28 9LR (19.8 miles away)

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