Each Thursday we meet in The Godlee Observatory (apart from the Public Lecture evenings and the Christmas/New Year break, when the Observatory will be closed), 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.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, our meetings are suspended - but you can see what's in the night sky for the next month by visiting our JOURNAL page.
January - April 2020
May - August 2020
Member's Notice Board
Posted 16 June 2020
Society Meetings at the Godlee are temporarily suspended - online meetings via ZOOM are now available
Posted: 13 December 2019
Members that have not renewed their subscription for 2020 are now deemed to have resigned from the Society
Posted: 9 January 2019
Updated: 30 August 2019
The MAS has now closed access to this website using the domain manastro.co.uk.
manastro.co.uk will cease existence in January 2020.
Posted: 23 July 2018
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 2020
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.