Toothill Observatory

Toothill, Southampton, SO16 8AL

Location description

The Toothill Observatory is located under relatively dark skies on the outskirts of Southampton and is run by the very enthusiastic and welcoming Solent Amateur Astronomers. The facility boasts some impressive equipment including a 14" Meade telescope (which can be used by wheelchair users) and is made accessible to the public during regular open evenings that take place throughout the observing season from August through to May each year.


Location event organiser

Solent Amateur Astronomers organises stargazing events at this location.


Observatory

Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.


Tonight's weather forecast

18/09/19
19:00
17°
0%
18/09/19
22:00
14°
0%
19/09/19
01:00
12°
0%
19/09/19
04:00
11°
0%
Weather forecast for Shirley Warren (1.90 miles away) updated 18/09/19 at 20:01.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a suburban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Forthcoming events at this location

Toothill Observatory Open Night

Friday 27th September 2019 from 20:30pm to 23:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Toothill Observatory Open Night

Saturday 28th September 2019 from 20:30pm to 23:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Toothill Observatory Open Night

Friday 25th October 2019 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
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Toothill Observatory Open Night

Saturday 26th October 2019 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
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Toothill Observatory Open Night

Friday 22nd November 2019 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
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Toothill Observatory Open Night

Saturday 23rd November 2019 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
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Toothill Observatory Open Night

Friday 6th December 2019 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
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Toothill Observatory Open Night

Saturday 7th December 2019 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
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Toothill Observatory Open Night

Friday 17th January 2020 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
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Toothill Observatory Open Night

Saturday 18th January 2020 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
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Toothill Observatory Open Night

Friday 28th February 2020 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
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Toothill Observatory Open Night

Saturday 29th February 2020 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
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Toothill Observatory Open Night

Friday 27th March 2020 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
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Toothill Observatory Open Night

Saturday 28th March 2020 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Toothill Observatory Open Night

Friday 24th April 2020 from 20:30pm to 23:30pm
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Toothill Observatory Open Night

Saturday 25th April 2020 from 20:30pm to 23:30pm
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Toothill Observatory Open Night

Friday 22nd May 2020 from 21:30pm to 23:30pm
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Toothill Observatory Open Night

Saturday 23rd May 2020 from 21:30pm to 23:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Toothill Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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