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Manchester Astronomical Society
Established 1903

 Weekly Meetings

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.

 

 January - April 2019

3rd January - SkyNotes for January

SkyNotes for January

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10th January - Informal Evening

There is no scheduled talk for this evening, but the Godlee is open for all your astonomical needs - if you have some question that you would like answered, why not come along and ask it?

17th January - Public Lecture at MMU - The Godlee Observatory is closed this evening

Public Lecture at Manchester Metropolitan University, John Dalton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD commencing at 19:30

See Lectures page for more information
 
24th January - Egyptian Days and Nights - Anthony Jennings

Anthony will give a short talk about his recent trip to Egypt. Includes some daytime and night-time photos, plus his latest camera set-up.

Egypt

31st January - SkyNotes for February

SkyNotes for February

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7th February - Astronomy through the Ages - Graham Hodson

Astronomy through the Ages - from Sumeria and Babylon to X-Rays, Ultra-Violet and Infra-Red, via Isaac Newton

Hubble
14th February - Clear skies - Observing Evening

An evening observing the night sky from the Godlee

Godlee telescopes
 
21st February - Public Lecture at MMU - The Godlee Observatory is closed this evening

Public Lecture at Manchester Metropolitan University, John Dalton Building, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD commencing at 19:30

See Lectures page for more information
 
28th February - SkyNotes for March

SkyNotes for March

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7th March - VENUS - Orbits, Transits, Exploration and Habitation - Stephen Hurley

VENUS - Orbits, Transits, Exploration and Habitation - Stephen Hurley

Akatsuki
 
14th March - A Beginner's Guide to the Constellations - Phil Swift

A Beginner's Guide to the Constellations - Phil Swift

Orion
 
21st March - Public Lecture at MMU - The Godlee Observatory is closed this evening

Public Lecture at Manchester Metropolitan University, John Dalton Building, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD commencing at 19:30

See Lectures page for more information
 
28th March - SkyNotes for April

SkyNotes for April

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4th April
11th April
18th April - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - MEMBERS ONLY

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Members ONLY tonight please
The meeting will commence at 8.00 pm prompt

25th April - SkyNotes for May

SkyNotes for May

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 May - August 2019

2nd May
9th May
16th May
23rd May
30th May - SkyNotes for June

SkyNotes for June

Virgo
6th June
13th June
20th June
27th June - SkyNotes for July

SkyNotes for July

4th July
11th July
18th July
25th July - SkyNotes for August

SkyNotes for August

SkyNotes

1st August
8th August
15th August
22nd August
29th August - SkyNotes for September

SkyNotes for September

 Member's Notice Board

Posted: 9 January 2019

The MAS has now closed access to this website using the domain manastro.co.uk.

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 2019

5th September
12th September
19th September
26th September - SkyNotes for October

SkyNotes for October

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3rd October
10th October
17th October - Public Lecture at MMU - The Godlee Observatory is closed this evening

See the Lectures page for details

24th October - SkyNotes for November

SkyNotes for November

31st October
7th November
14th November
21st November - Public Lecture at MMU - The Godlee Observatory is closed this evening

See the Lectures page for details

28th November - SkyNotes for December

SkyNotes for December

5th December
12th December
19th December
26th December - No Meeting Tonight - Christmas / New Year Break

No meeting tonight. The Godlee is closed.
Wishing a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to the Whole World

Merry Christmas
 

 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.