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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Past Issues of current notes for download


Spring 2010

2009_autumn.pdf 2009_summer.pdf 2007_summer.pdf 2006_winter.pdf 2006_summer.pdf

Autumn 2009

Summer 2009

Winter 2008

Summer 2007

Winter 2005

Winter 2006

Summer 2006


Summer 2005

2004_summer.pdf centenary.pdf 2001_06_11_comet special.pdf

Summer 2004


Autumn 2002

Summer 2002

May 2001

Spring 2002

June 2001

Aug 2012

Sept 2011

Autumn 2010

July 2011
Shuttle Special


June 2011

2011_06_01.pdf 2011_07_shuttle_special_lowres.pdf 2011_09.pdf 2012_08_01.pdf

Selected Publications

- Choosing Binoculars by Kevin Kilburn

- Dr Plot and the amazing double sunset at Leek, Staffordshire by Kevin Kilburn

Current notes, The magazine of the Manchester Astronomical Society

When regular meetings were suspended in 1939, Mr. H.L. Dilks began circulating "Monthly Notes" to keep members in touch with recent events. These notes continued for a period to be re-titled "Current Notes" under the editorship of Mr. William Porthouse who incorporated "Post Tenebras Lux" in the title, translated "After Darkness Light", reflecting the difficulties imposed by war time blackout.

Since then Current Notes have continued to be produced at approx. two to four issues per year. In 2011 we went digital and the magazine is now distributed by email as a PDF file, but members who do not have email can have a printed version.