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.
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Weather forecast for Shirley Warren (1.9 miles away) updated 24/01/22 at 20:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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.
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Below is a list of events at Toothill Observatory. View these events on a calendar.