Comet C2020/F3 & Noctilucent clouds, Leeds, July 2020. (Photo by Stuart Pickles)
'Maria Mitchell: An American Astronomical Pioneer' Roy Gunson (Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society).
Our Zoom meetings start at 7:30pm and are FREE. If non-members wish to attend, please Contact Us.
Our group is open to everyone with an interest in Astronomy, no matter whether you're a casual observer, armchair astronomer or dedicated astro-photographer. The night sky belongs to everybody and we welcome all comers, whatever age, experience or background!
Astronomy is arguably the oldest science & it is accessible by all. Our society was formed in 1859 and is the oldest amateur Astronomy group in the UK. Currently we have about 50 members.
Newcomers are welcome to try us out before you decide to join - no obligation!
You will find all you need to know about our meetings, activities and observing sessions on this website. Obviously Covid-19 has limited what we have been able to do this year, with no public observing sessions and no public outreach events, but the society still meets virtually via Zoom and our Groups.io 'chatline'.
Membership rates for 2021 have also been reduced by £5.