We have use of two observatories – one at High Top, Flaunden and the other at the Royal masonic School, Rickmansworth.
Our observatory at High Top was previosly equipped with a 14 inch Newtonian telescope housed in its own dome. The telescope was built by a group of society members led by former Chairman, the late, Allan Swan in 1997/1998. More recently it has been fitted with a custom built computerised ‘Go-to’ system.
Other instruments are also in regular use at High Top, as well as a clubhouse where members meet on Saturday evenings for observing sessions.
The site at High Top was donated to the Society in 1974, and given the name ‘High Top’ by our first Chairman, Jan Willemsteyn