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: 8th Dec. 2021

President's Evening!

This will be a hybrid meeting with Zoom and limited numbers at the Quaker Meeting House. If you intend to go to the Meeting House, please let Rod know via the chatline. The evening will consist of 'lighter than average' presentations, the astro quiz for the coveted Higgs Boson prize and light refreshments. Seating will be spaced apart and masks should be worn.

Our Zoom meetings start at 7:30pm and are FREE. If non-members wish to attend, please Contact Us.

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. 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.


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.