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Manchester Astronomical Society
Established 1903

 Weekly Meetings

Each Thursday we meet in the Blackett Lecture Theatre (apart from over Christmas/New Year, when the Society takes a 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.

Due to redevelopment work on the North Campus, the Godlee Observatory is now closed for an indefinite period - we now meet at the Blackett Lecture Theatre in the Schuster Building on the Main Campus.

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

 

 January - April 2024

4th January - SkyNotes for January

SkyNotes for January

11th January - The Year Ahead - Sonia Turkington

The Year Ahead - Sonia Turkington

Earth

18th January - Public Lecture - See Lectures page

Public Lecture - See Lectures page

See Lectures page for more information
 
25th January - SkyNotes for February

SkyNotes for February

1st February - The Sun & it's Solar Cycles - Sonia Turkington

The Sun & it's Solar Cycles - Sonia Turkington

Sun

8th February - The Drake Equation - Is something missing? - Peter Warrington

The Drake Equation - Is something missing?

Drake Equation

15th February - Public Lecture - See Lectures page

Public Lecture - See Lectures page

See Lectures page for more information
 
22nd February - SkyNotes for March - Prologue

SkyNotes for March - Prologue

29th February - SkyNotes for March plus 'The Circles of Time'

SkyNotes for March plus 'The Circles of Time'

7th March - Voyager - Sonia Turkington

Voyager - Sonia Turkington

Voyager

14th March - TBA

TBA

21st March - Public Lecture - See Lectures page

Public Lecture - See Lectures page

28th March - SkyNotes for April

Sky Notes for April

4th April - Hubble - Sonia Turkington

Hubble - Sonia Turkington

Hubble Telescope

11th April - TBA

18th April - Annual General Meeting

AGM

25th April - SkyNotes for May

SkyNotes for May

 May - August 2024

2nd May - TBA

TBA

9th May - TBA

TBA

16th May - TBA

TBA

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23rd May - TBA

TBA

30th May - SkyNotes for June

SkyNotes for June

6th June - TBA

13th June - TBA

20th June - TBA

27th June - SkyNotes for July

4th July - TBA

11th July - TBA

18th July - TBA

25th July - SkyNotes for August

SkyNotes for August

1st August - TBA

8th August - TBA

15th August - TBA

22nd August - TBA

29th August - SkyNotes for September

SkyNotes for September

 Member's Notice Board

Posted: 23 July 2018

The MAS website has pages devoted to images of the night sky, as well as the Sun and Moon, and images may be submitted to the website via e-mail to the webmaster, in addition to posting on the MAS Facebook page.

There is no longer any restriction on image file size.

Posted: 22 August 2023

The MAS 'Library Service' is suspended for the duration of our exile from the Godlee Observatory

 September - December 2024

5th September - TBA

12th September - TBA

19th September - TBA

26th September - SkyNotes for October

SkyNotes for October

3rd October - TBA

10th October - TBA

17th October - Public Lecture - See 2024/2025 Lectures page

Public Lecture - See 2024/2025 Lectures page

See the Lectures page for details

24th October - TBA

31st October - SkyNotes for November

SkyNotes for November

7th November - TBA

14th November - TBA

21st November - TBA

See the Lectures page for details

28th November - SkyNotes for December

SkyNotes for December

5th December - TBA

12th December - TBA

19th December - Presidential Lecture & Christmas Party

Presidential Lecture & Christmas Party

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

No meeting tonight - Christmas / New Year Break
Wishing a Merry Christmas and a Happier New Year to the Whole World

Merry Christmas