Observatories Hertfordshire

Beaufoy’s Bushey Observatory [BeOBH] (1816-27), Bushey Heath, established by Colonel Mark Beaufoy (1764-1827), with a 3-inch Cary transit, an altazimuth, and two clocks- The instruments were loaned by the Astronomical Society to Captain William Smyth (Howse 1986, 67).

Bayfordbury Observatory  [BOB] (1967- ) University of Hertfordshire’s  teaching observatory located in the relatively dark countryside of Bayfordbury, Hertfordshire, 6 miles from the main university campus in Hatfield. The first telescope was built in 1969, and since then has been used as a teaching observatory for undergraduate students, staff and student research as well as for public outreach activities (see website).

High Top Observatory [HTO] (1974- ), High Top, Flauden, established by South West Hertfordshire Astronomical Society. The brick-built domed observatory is equipped with an 11-inch SCT catadioptric telescope on an equatorial mount.

Parr’s Observatory [POSA] (1927-36) The Hollies, St. Albans, established by W. A. Parr at his home – re-erected from an earlier site in Hampstead. Furnished with a 4-inch Cooke refractor and an Evershed spectroscope – donated to St. Albans High School for girls (Obit., MNRAS, 59 (1936), 197Obit., Obs,  97 (4), 279Stroobant 1931).

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