Andover Astronomical Society was founded in 1995 by local amateur astronomers and is a member of
the Federation of Astronomical
We are a small society that caters for anyone with an interest in
astronomy. We have members of all ages with a range of experience levels
from complete beginners to experienced observers.
The society has regular meetings that run from September to April each
year. We have a varied program to try and cater for everyone and have
something for all levels of experience. Children
are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
The skies are nice and dark where we meet, so after each meeting, if the
weather permits, we do some observing. Experienced members of the society can offer advice on astronomical
equipment, how to use it, and offer observing tips. Beginners are
encouraged to learn from the more experienced members in the society.
Most are more than
happy to help other people. If
you would like some practical help or
would just like to team up with other amateur astronomers to do some
observing, you only have to ask.
As well as information about the society, this site contains general
information about astronomy, observing and the equipment used for
amateur astronomy. Do take the time to look around. Those interested should contact
chairman Brian at:-
We also have a Facebook site
Club members might like to join our Facebook Forum
and chat to other members. Use this link to join -
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Click here to find about what the club
has been doing recently and about upcoming
The society meets
Grateley Village Hall. The village hall is located on the
road between Grateley village and Grateley railway station.
From the A303, take the road through Monxton, follow it into
Grateley village, past the Plough public house then carry on
out of the village towards Grateley station. The village hall is
on your right just after leaving the village.
The postcode of
the village hall is SP11 8LA.
- the society plans to start meeting from September using Zoom -
please see the message from our chairman
The society has
meetings on the third Thursday of each month from September
through to April. We do not currently meet in the summer months.
All meetings start at 7:30pm.
Meetings try to combine talks on a
variety of topics (usually by
an external speaker) with some observing
afterwards. If cloudy we have informal talks from members and
discussion in the second half of the meeting.
Click here for details of
Membership is open to all
those living in Andover and the surrounding areas with an
interest in Astronomy. Membership
of the society
for a single person is currently £12 per year,
payable in September. Non members are also welcome at the
club. There will be a charge of £3 per visit, but the first
visit is free. Those interested should contact
the chairman at:-
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Many members are
practising amateur astronomers.
to see some of their activities and equipment.
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astronomical news and information
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here for lecture & observing
programme for this season
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