The Alexander Observatory

Queens Avenue, Aldershot, GU11 2ES

Location description

This listed building located in the centre of Aldershot Garrison comes under the proud guardianship of Farnham Astronomical Society. It is home to an original 8-inch cell refractor telescope mounted on an equatorial pillar with counterweight clockwork drive, built in 1891 by the famous Sir Howard Grubb of Dublin. With the exception of infrequent public open evenings visits to the observatory are by arrangement only.

Location event organiser

Farnham Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.


Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a urban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.


When to visit

The best time to visit The Alexander Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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