This is the website of the Manchester Astronomical Society. To find out more about
the Society, see the About Us page. If you are interested in astronomy/visiting the Society, see the Meetings
page to find out what's on and the Visit Us page for directions to the Godlee. Groups requiring a tour of the Godlee should Contact Us first to arrange visits.
(Note: there is NO wheelchair access to any part of the observatory, nor is there any public access to the balcony around the Godlee dome; plus there is a H&S restriction of a minimum of 11 years of age for using the spiral staircase up to the observatory dome/telescopes)
Everyone is welcome to attend our public lectures, held from October to March at Manchester Metropolitan University, John Dalton Building, Oxford Road. See the Lectures page for details.
The society also
has an active Facebook group, which everyone is welcome to join.
If you are interested in joining the Society please go to the Join page.
The society holds meetings every Thursday evening in the Godlee Observatory (except Public Lecture nights and at Christmas & New Year, when the Godlee will be closed). See the Meetings page for more information.
Image © Graham Hodson
Weekly meeting audience in the Godlee
Welcome to the new style Manchester Astronomical Society website. We hope you enjoy the experience. You can now translate these pages into any of 103 other languages using the menu at the top-left and you can also share the content via various Social Media sites, e-mail, and for mobile device users only, SMS and WhatsApp. A "Print" option is also available.
Over the Christmas 2018 break we have moved our website to a new Hosting service which will give us the opportunity to add more interactive features to the site over the coming year.
As of 1/1/2019, the MAS has discontinued access via manastro.co.uk. You should update your bookmarks / favourites to manastro.org as soon as possible.
You may also notice that our website, www.manastro.org, is now secure, as denoted by the "padlock" symbol, or "https".
The Godlee Observatory on the roof of the Sackville Building, University of Manchester
Image © Michael Oates