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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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  • South Downs Astronomical Society monthly meeting

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

    South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre, Chichester, PO19 8RP (29.8 miles away)

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  • Kenley Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 5th March 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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

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  • Ewell Astronomical Society meeting

    Friday 11th March 2022 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 12th March 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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

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  • West of London Astronomical Society meeting – Harrow

    Monday 14th March 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Royal British Legion - Harrow, Harrow, HA2 0DW (27.8 miles away)

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