Toothill Observatory

Toothill, Southampton, SO16 8AL

Location description

The Toothill Observatory is located under relatively dark skies on the outskirts of Southampton and is run by the very enthusiastic and welcoming Solent Amateur Astronomers. The facility boasts some impressive equipment including a 14″ Meade telescope (which can be used by wheelchair users) and is made accessible to the public during regular open evenings that take place throughout the observing season from August through to May each year.

Location event organiser

Solent Amateur Astronomers 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 suburban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 44 events with the last one being on 23rd May 2020 organised by Solent Amateur Astronomers.


When to visit

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

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