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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 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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Weather forecast

  • 18/10/21

    15° 90%
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  • 19/10/21

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  • 19/10/21

    16° 45%

Weather forecast for Alpine Snowsports Farnborough (0.6 miles away) updated 18/10/21 at 20:00.




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  • Kenley Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 27th November 2021 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

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

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  • Maidenhead Astronomical Society meeting & observing

    Friday 3rd December 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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

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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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  • 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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