Leeds Astronomical Society LAS Meetings Observing Membership


Comet C2020/F3 & Noctilucent clouds, Leeds, July 2020. (Photo by Stuart Pickles)
[Whilst the city sleeps...]

Comet C2020/F3 & Noctilucent clouds, Leeds, July 2020. (Photo by Stuart Pickles)

Comet C2020/F3 & Noctilucent clouds. (Photo by Stuart Pickles)


Welcome to the Leeds Astronomical Society

"diffusing knowledge of astronomy since 1859"

Next Meeting: 12th June 2024

"Percival Lowell and the canals of Mars" - by Dr Ann Bonnell, Leicester Astronomical Society.

The Formal meeting will be a "hybrid" with both a physical meeting at the Quakers Meeting House in Leeds, and online via Zoom. Attendance at the Quakers Meeting House will cost £2 for members and £3 for non-members. The Zoom option however is still FREE, but if non-members wish to attend on Zoom, please Contact Us.

The speaker will be appearing by Zoom and the meeting will start at 7.30pm.

Dark Skies Matter

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 surviving amateur Astronomy group in England. 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. In addition to regular meetings the society still meets virtually via Zoom and our Groups.io 'chatline'.

Membership rates for 2024 are being held at the 2023 prices.


In the sky tonight...

Current Sun Spots

Current Sun Spots

Click on the link to visit the most recent images from the Solar Dynamics Observatory, including different wavelength observations and Magnetogram images.


Stellarium Web version

Web version of the popular Stellarium planetarium software. A very useful tool for learning the night sky & locating Deep Sky Objects. For the free and even better desktop version see: stellarium.org

Clear Outside

Clear Outside

Detailed weather forecasts aimed at the astronomer.



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