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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.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, our "physical" meetings are suspended and we are using ZOOM video-conferencing. You can see what's in the night sky for the next month by visiting our JOURNAL page. As the Government's Coronavirus Restrictions are in a constant state of flux, we have not yet included any meeting details after April. The months of May onwards will be updated once the future restrictions are made clear.

 

 January - April 2021

7th January - ZOOM Meeting 19.30 (inc SkyNotes for January)

14th January - ZOOM Meeting 19.30 (inc Venus - without a telescope - Steve Hurley)

ZOOM Meeting 19.30 (inc Venus - without a telescope - Steve Hurley)

Venus

21st January - Public Lecture via ZOOM - 19.30

Public Lecture via ZOOM, commencing at 19:30

See Lectures page for more information
 
28th January - ZOOM Meeting 19.30 - inc SkyNotes PLUS Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover

ZOOM Meeting 19.30 - SkyNotes for February

Included in SkyNotes will be an in-depth look at the forthcoming Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission

Sky-Crane

4th February - ZOOM Meeting 19.30

ZOOM Meeting 19.30

11th February - ZOOM Meeting 19.30

ZOOM Meeting 19.30

18th February - Public Lecture via ZOOM 19.30

Public Lecture commencing at 19:30

See Lectures page for more information
 
25th February - ZOOM Meeting 19.30 (inc SkyNotes for March)

ZOOM Meeting 19.30 (SkyNotes for March)

4th March - ZOOM Meeting 19.30

ZOOM Meeting 19.30

11th March - ZOOM Meeting 19.30 inc. video: "Day of the Asteroid" (25 minutes)

ZOOM Meeting 19.30
inc video: "Day of the Asteroid" (25 minutes)

Day of the Asteroid

18th March - Public Lecture via ZOOM 19.30

Public Lecture via ZOOM 19.30

See Lectures page for more information
 

25th March - ZOOM Meeting 19.30 (inc SkyNotes for April)

ZOOM Meeting 19.30 (inc SkyNotes for April

 

1st April - ZOOM Meeting 19.30 plus "Artefacts from Earth" - Steve Hurley

ZOOM Meeting 19.30 plus "Artefacts from Earth" - Steve Hurley

8th April - ZOOM Meeting 19.30 plus "To Boldly Go..." - Graham Hodson

ZOOM Meeting 19.30 plus "To Boldly Go..." - Graham Hodson

Buzz Aldrin

15th April - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - ZOOM Meeting 19.30

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - ZOOM Meeting 19.30

MAS Logo

22nd April - ZOOM Meeting 19.30

ZOOM Meeting 19.30

29th April - ZOOM Meeting 19.30 (inc SkyNotes for May)

ZOOM Meeting 19.30 (inc SkyNotes for May)

 May - August 2021

6th May -

13th May -

20th May -

27th May - SkyNotes for June

SkyNotes for June

3rd June -

10th June -

17th June -

24th June - SkyNotes for July

SkyNotes for July

1st July -

8th July -

15th July -

22nd July -

29th July - SkyNotes for August

SkyNotes for August

5th August -

12th August -

19th August -

26th August - SkyNotes for September

SkyNotes for September

 Member's Notice Board

Posted 16 June 2020

Society Meetings at the Godlee are temporarily suspended - online meetings via ZOOM are now available.

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.

Details about image submission can be found here.

 September - December 2021

2nd September -

9th September -

16th September -

23rd September -

30th September - SkyNotes for October

SkyNotes for October

7th October -

14th October -

21st October - Public Lecture

Public Lecture

28th October - SkyNotes for November

SkyNotes for November

4th November -

11th November -

18th November - Public Lecture

25th November - SkyNotes for December

SkyNotes for December

2nd December -

9th December -

Open Discussion Evening via ZOOM at 19.30

16th December - Presidential Lecture

Presidential Lecture

23rd 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
 
30th 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
 

 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.