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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 15th January 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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

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  • Kenley Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 22nd January 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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

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  • Kenley Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 29th January 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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

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  • Maidenhead Astronomical Society meeting & observing

    Friday 4th February 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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

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  • Newbury Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Friday 4th February 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    St Francis of Sales Church Hall, Newbury, RG14 6NH (26.3 miles away)

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