Welcome to the Andover Astronomical Society

             Andover Astronomical Society

The Andover Astronomical Society was founded in 1995 by local amateur astronomers and is a member of the Federation of Astronomical Societies.
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 the chairman
Jeff at:-

We also have a Facebook site here.

Latest News and Events

Meetings

Click here to find about what the club has been doing recently and about upcoming events.

Location

The society meets monthly at 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 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 our meetings.

Membership

Members Activities

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:-

Many members are practising amateur astronomers.
Click here to see some of their activities and equipment.

See here for latest astronomical news and information See here for latest society newsletters See here for lecture & observing programme for this season 
See the excellent SAGAS (Southern Area Group of Astronomical Societies website)  

 

CURRENT MOON
This Society supports the Campaign for Dark Skies
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This page was last updated on 07-Jul-2017.