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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Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing. See our dark sky calendar for more details.