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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 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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  • Kenley Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 4th December 2021 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

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

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  • Wimbledon Winter Astronomy Week 2021

    Monday 6th December 2021 from 16:00pm to Friday 10th December 2021 18:00pm

    Rushmere Pond - Wimbledon Common, London, SW19 4TG (25.9 miles away)

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  • Ewell Astronomical Society meeting

    Friday 10th December 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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

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  • Kenley Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 11th December 2021 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

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

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  • West of London Astronomical Society meeting – Uxbridge

    Monday 13th December 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Christ Church Chapel - Uxbridge, Uxbridge, UB8 1SZ (23.4 miles away)

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