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Manchester Astronomical Society
Established 1903

This is the website of the Manchester Astronomical Society. To find out more about the Society, see the Information About Us page. If you are interested in astronomy/visiting the Society, see the Weekly Meetings page to find out what's on and the Visitor Information page for directions. Everyone is welcome to attend our public lectures. See the Lectures page for details.
The society also has an active Facebook group, which everyone with an interest in astronomy is welcome to join.
If you are interested in joining the Society please go to the Join page.

Weekly Meetings

The society holds informal meetings every Thursday evening (except Public Lecture nights) and we are closed during Christmas & New Year. See the Meetings page for more information.

You can see what's in the night sky for the next month by visiting our JOURNAL page.

Image © Graham Hodson
Godlee Audience
Weekly meeting audience in the Godlee Observatory

Due to redevelopment work on the North Campus, the Godlee Observatory is now closed for an indefinite period - our new temporary venue is the Blackett Lecture Theatre in the Schuster Building on the main campus.

Schuster Building

The Schuster Building, looking towards Upper Brook Street. The main entrance can be seen to the left of the lamppost, and the top of the observatory dome is just visible on the top of the end of the building in the middle of the picture.

 Manastro Journal for July is available HERE

 Home Observatory Restoration Project

Online Payment Options:

To make a single subscription payment using PayPal, a credit or debit card, or your bank account, select either Full or Student, and either [Full Year] or [Half Year, if date is post AGM in April to 30 June]:
NOTE: There is a PayPal transaction charge of £1.00 for using this method of payment, which has been included and added to the normal Subscription amount, as shown below.
Single Subscription
Any NEW Members joining the Society after 1 July must pay the Full/Student annual subscription using the drop down menu/button above (or cash/cheque at a meeting). The Half-Year option only applies from 18 April 2024 to 30 June 2024.
Existing Member's subscriptions should be renewed before 1 October each year.
New members must complete an application form (see: Application Form) and send it to the President (e-mail address can befound on the 'Contact Us' page), or bring it with them to the next meeting.

To make a specific payment to the MAS for any another reason, select:


 The Bevis Atlas


For details about the discovery of the Bevis Atlas at the Godlee Observatory visit the Bevis page

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