Toothill Observatory Public Open Evening - February 2023

Toothill Observatory Public Open Evening - February 2023

Saturday 18th February 2023 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm

Toothill Observatory
Toothill, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 8AL

Visit the fantastic Toothill Observatory and spend an evening with the friendly members of Solent Amateur Astronomers, observing the planets and distant objects through their large telescope.

Note this event has been rescheduled from the previous week, which was postponed due to weather.

These open evenings coincide when there is no bright Moon in the sky; however, the observatory will only be open if the weather permits.

If the weather is cloudy on the date the event may be rescheduled for the following week. Please visit the Solent Amateur Astronomers website to check!

No booking is required. There is a fee of £5 per adult and 50p per child payable at the door. All proceeds go towards running the facility. Clear skies!

Please note that this has already taken place on 18/02/2023


Event organiser

Solent Amateur Astronomers

Solent Amateur Astronomers is organising this event

Please contact Solent Amateur Astronomers directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

No prior booking is required, however as this event is weather dependent, please check via the Solent Amateur Astronomers website if the event is going ahead.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. 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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Toothill Observatory. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Toothill Observatory Public Open Evening – May 2024

    Friday 3rd May 2024 from 21:30pm to 23:30pm

    Toothill Observatory, Southampton, SO16 8AL

    More info
  • Toothill Observatory Public Open Evening – May 2024

    Saturday 4th May 2024 from 21:30pm to 23:30pm

    Toothill Observatory, Southampton, SO16 8AL

    More info
  • Toothill Observatory Solar Observing sessions

    Tuesday 28th May 2024 from 14:00pm to Friday 31st May 2024 17:00pm

    Toothill Observatory, Southampton, SO16 8AL

    More info

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