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Welcome to Bath Astronomers

This community of amateur stargazers in Somerset welcomes newcomers whether absolute novices, armchair astronomers or die-hard observers and astrophotographers. No one is too young or too old to enjoy space and the night sky. The aim is to share the enjoyment of stargazing and practical astronomy, to help members develop their knowledge/skills/experience in the fascinating field and to bring the experience to a wider audience through outreach, public events and collaboration with bodies like the Bath Preservation Trust, Bath Abbey, English Heritage, Herschel Society, and National Trust.


There is an annual membership fee which is used to cover the costs of monthly meetings/speakers expenses and outreach activities. The fee depends on your circumstances:

Table of Memberships
Adult membership - The default annual membership type
Couples membership -

For two adults at the same postal address, this membership type means you can all actively share an interest without breaking the bank

- For two adults and up to three children at the same postal address
Student membership - For those in full-time education or possessing a valid NSU Student ID
Young Person - For those under the age of 18 years. Requires an adult family member to have membership also


The society gathers monthly from September to June each year on the last Wednesday of each month starting at 7:30pm and the venue is the:

Herschel Museum of Astronomy,
19 New King Street,
Bath, BA1 2BL.

Pop along to meet us without commitment and then decide if you'd like to become a member. You can contact us by social media or by email, hello@bathastronomers.org.uk

Membership offers the benefits of free entry to Bath Astronomers talks and to the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, monthly guides on what you might like to try and observe, notifications about regular observing sessions, and access to loan telescopes. The Bath Astronomers has a constitution and it can be downloaded here.