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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    Thursday 23rd May 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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    Friday 31st May 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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    Wednesday 5th June 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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    Thursday 6th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH (7.6 miles away)

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