Southport Astronomical Society

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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

  • Southport Astronomical Society meeting

    The third Thursday of the month from January 2024 to December 2024

    Scarisbrick Bowling Club, Southport, PR8 6LG

    Join the members of the Southport Astronomical Society for this one of their regular monthly 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.

    These sessions occur on the third Thursday of each month except for November when it is the fourth Thursday at Scariswick Bowling Club. In June, July and August, meetings occur at the Hesketh Park Observatory.
  • Hesketh Park Observatory Public Open Day

    The last Sunday of the month from January 2024 to December 2024

    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).

Forthcoming events by Southport Astronomical Society

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  • Hesketh Park Observatory Public Open Day

    Sunday 28th July 2024 from 10:30am to 16:30pm

    Hesketh Park Observatory, Southport, PR9 9LN

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  • Southport Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 15th August 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Hesketh Park Observatory, Southport, PR9 9LN

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  • Hesketh Park Observatory Public Open Day

    Sunday 25th August 2024 from 10:30am to 16:30pm

    Hesketh Park Observatory, Southport, PR9 9LN

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  • Southport Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 19th September 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Scarisbrick Bowling Club, Southport, PR8 6LG

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  • Hesketh Park Observatory Public Open Day

    Sunday 29th September 2024 from 10:30am to 16:30pm

    Hesketh Park Observatory, Southport, PR9 9LN

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  • Southport Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 17th October 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Scarisbrick Bowling Club, Southport, PR8 6LG

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  • Hesketh Park Observatory Public Open Day

    Sunday 27th October 2024 from 10:30am to 16:30pm

    Hesketh Park Observatory, Southport, PR9 9LN

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  • Hesketh Park Observatory Public Open Day

    Sunday 24th November 2024 from 10:30am to 16:30pm

    Hesketh Park Observatory, Southport, PR9 9LN

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  • Southport Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 28th November 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Scarisbrick Bowling Club, Southport, PR8 6LG

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  • Southport Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 19th December 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Scarisbrick Bowling Club, Southport, PR8 6LG

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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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