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The Society has been active since 1973. We host regular monthly meetings, hold public events and own an observatory with a large aperture telescope.
The Society welcomes new members of all levels of expertise and is particularly happy to help those new to astronomy. Don't worry if you don't own a telescope or even a set of binoculars; all you need to start with is an interest in astronomy.
The annual membership fee is currently £15 for Adults and £9 for other categories (Junior, Student and Unemployed). If you join after September (the annual renewal month for subscriptions) you will be charged pro rata, based on the number of months until the next September.
The Society does not make profits. Costs are kept as low as possible; anything you pay goes straight to the Society to pay for the premises, upkeep of the observatory and any special guest speakers we invite from time to time.
Non-members are allowed to attend two meetings for free, but those who attend regularly are required to join as full members. When you join, the Treasurer will collect your membership fee and the Membership Secretary will take a photograph for your I.D. badge. Your badge will be available for you to collect at the following meeting.
Committee for 2019-2020
Chairman – Rick Dooley
Secretary – Julie Buckingham
Treasurer – Karen Lovatt
Membership Secretary – Peter Parker
Observatory Director – Mark Buckingham
Web Master – Chris Cartledge
Ordinary Member – Reg Jeffs
This is a record of previous programmes and updates.