Manchester Astronomical Society

Manchester Astronomical Society, Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street Building, University of Manchester, Manchester M1 3BU
Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 4977 (24 Hour Voicemail)

Established: 1903

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Affiliated to the British Astronomical Association

Founder member of the Northwest Group of Astronomical Societies

Member of the Society for the History of Astronomy

Member of the Federation of Astronomical Societies

Welcome to manastro.org

This is the home page of the Manchester Astronomical Society. To find out more about us, see the about us page. If you are interested in visiting us see the weekly meetings page to find out what's on. You are welcome to attend our public lectures. The society has an active Facebook group which everyone is welcome to join.


An extremely rare atlas compiled by John Bevis in the eighteenth century, discovered at the Manchester Astronomical Society.

More information can be found here.


The Godlee Observatory on the roof of the Sackville Building, University of Manchester.


Kopal Memorial Lecture

The Genesis Mission

Dr Sarah Crowther

20th November 2014

Please see the lectures page for full details.


Weekly Meetings

The society has meetings on Thursday evenings in the Godlee Observatory. See our meeting page for more information.


Manchester Stargazing - Sold Out

The Godlee Observatory will be open on Monday 27th and Wednesday 29th October at 18:30. This is an opportunity for members of the public to have a tour of the observatory followed by observing if the weather permits. Please note that the access to the observatory is via a narrow steep staircase and is not suitable for people with walking problems. Please note these open evenings are now sold out.