Each Thursday we meet in The Godlee Observatory (apart from the Public Lecture evenings and the Christmas/New Year break), from about 19:00. Any scheduled talks will start at about 20:00. Weather permitting, we may also observe using the telescopes until as late as people want to stay. If you are interested in coming to any of these meetings please see the visitor information page.
January - April 2019
May - August 2018
Member's Notice Board
Posted: 2 October 2018
The Member's Subscriptions for the year 2018-2019 were due on 1st October 2018. If you have not already paid, please pay promptly to ensure continuous membership of the Society.
Posted: 23 July 2018
Members are reminded that the MAS website has pages devoted to images of the night sky, as well as the Sun and Moon, and that images may be submitted to the website via e-mail to the webmaster, in addition to posting on the MAS Facebook page.
Details about image submission can be found here.
September - December 2018
The 2017 Winner - Photo © Artem Mironov
Part One - The Nomadic Years - 1892 to 1939
A look at the Members and Workings of the MAS, together with the Astronomical Beliefs of the day
- As recorded in the Society Minutes since 1892 -
Note that this talk is planned to start earlier than normal at approx. 7.45pm
Any visitors requiring a tour of the telescopes should arrive by 7pm
Health & Safety Notice
Safety procedures within the Godlee Observatory are maintained for the safety of members, staff and visitors to the observatory.
All visitors must be accompanied by a warden or a trained society member when entering the Godlee dome.
Please note that due to Health and Safety restrictions, persons under 11 years of age are not allowed to use the spiral staircase nor enter the Godlee dome area (where the telescopes are situated).
The walkway on the outside of the dome is not accessible.
All persons in the Godlee Observatory complex must observe all safety procedures and notices as indicated or advised.
All visitors will receive safety instruction upon arrival.
All group visits must be pre-arranged to ensure there are an appropriate number of trained personnel present; this may require a risk assessment. There is a maximum occupancy of 40 persons; this number includes any MAS personnel required to supervise the group.