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The Southport Astronomical Society has an esteemed history and is the proud custodian of the wonderful Baxendell observatory in Hesketh Park. The group opens the Victorian observatory to the public every month and organises monthly meetings at Scarisbrick bowls club. The Society are very welcoming of newcomers, especially beginners, and anyone who would like to further their interest in astronomy.
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Regular meetings with Southport Astronomical Society

  • Hesketh Park Observatory Public Open Day

    The last Sunday of the month from October 2021 to August 2023

    Hesketh Park Observatory, Southport, PR9 9LN

    Visit the fabulous Grade 2 listed Hesketh Park Observatory at this one of their public open days that occur on the last Sunday of each month throughout the year. This is a great opportunity to see up close a rare example of a working 6-inch aperture Victorian refracting telescope made by the famous self-taught optical specialist Thomas Cooke. Learn about the facility's history and Joseph Baxendale, the founding astronomer, who was in 1871 was appointed 'Timekeeping Astronomer and Meteorologist for Manchester'. These events are proudly run voluntarily by the enthusiastic members of the Southport Astronomical Society. No booking is required; turn up on the day and take the family along! Note that opening times are 10.30 am to 4.30 pm (April to September) and 10.30 am to 4.00 pm (October to March).
  • Southport Astronomical Society meeting

    The last Sunday of the month from September 2021 to August 2022

    Scarisbrick Bowling Club, Southport, PR8 6LG

    Everyone is invited to join the members of the Southport Astronomical Society for this one of their regular third Thursday of the month meetings at Scarisbrick bowls club. Enjoy a presentation by a guest speaker and catch up with friendly, local astronomers over a cuppa! These meetings are ideal for beginners, and newcomers are always welcome.

Forthcoming events by Southport Astronomical Society

Below is a list of events by Southport Astronomical Society. View on a calendar.

  • Hesketh Park Observatory Public Open Day

    Sunday 31st July 2022 from 10:30am to 16:30pm

    Hesketh Park Observatory, Southport, PR9 9LN

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  • Southport Astronomical Society meeting

    Sunday 31st July 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Scarisbrick Bowling Club, Southport, PR8 6LG

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  • Hesketh Park Observatory Public Open Day

    Sunday 28th August 2022 from 10:30am to 16:30pm

    Hesketh Park Observatory, Southport, PR9 9LN

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  • Southport Astronomical Society meeting

    Sunday 28th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Scarisbrick Bowling Club, Southport, PR8 6LG

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  • Hesketh Park Observatory Public Open Day

    Sunday 25th September 2022 from 10:30am to 16:30pm

    Hesketh Park Observatory, Southport, PR9 9LN

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  • Hesketh Park Observatory Public Open Day

    Sunday 30th October 2022 from 10:30am to 16:30pm

    Hesketh Park Observatory, Southport, PR9 9LN

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  • Hesketh Park Observatory Public Open Day

    Sunday 27th November 2022 from 10:30am to 16:30pm

    Hesketh Park Observatory, Southport, PR9 9LN

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  • Hesketh Park Observatory Public Open Day

    Sunday 25th December 2022 from 10:30am to 16:30pm

    Hesketh Park Observatory, Southport, PR9 9LN

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  • Hesketh Park Observatory Public Open Day

    Sunday 29th January 2023 from 10:30am to 16:30pm

    Hesketh Park Observatory, Southport, PR9 9LN

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  • Hesketh Park Observatory Public Open Day

    Sunday 26th February 2023 from 10:30am to 16:30pm

    Hesketh Park Observatory, Southport, PR9 9LN

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Event locations used by Southport Astronomical Society

  • Hesketh Park Observatory

    Hesketh Park, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9LN

    Observatory

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  • Scarisbrick Bowling Club

    Falkland Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 6LG

    Astronomical Society

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