The Alexander Observatory

The Alexander Observatory

Queens Avenue, Aldershot, 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 the famous Sir Howard Grubb of Dublin. With the exception of infrequent public open evenings visits to the observatory are by arrangement only.


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  • Kenley Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 25th September 2021 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

    Norman Fisher Observatory at Kenley, Near Kenley Aerodrome, Kenley, CR8 5EP (28.6 miles away)

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  • Maidenhead Astronomical Society meeting & observing

    Friday 1st October 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    St James-the-Less Church Hall, Stubbings, Maidenhead, SL6 6QW, South East (18.6 miles away)

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  • Kenley Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 2nd October 2021 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

    Norman Fisher Observatory at Kenley, Near Kenley Aerodrome, Kenley, CR8 5EP (28.6 miles away)

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  • Ewell Astronomical Society meeting

    Friday 8th October 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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

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  • Kenley Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 9th October 2021 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

    Norman Fisher Observatory at Kenley, Near Kenley Aerodrome, Kenley, CR8 5EP (28.6 miles away)

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