Astro Societies in the South & South West

Below is a list of the UK Astro Societies who are registered with us. In the listings you will find basic information including their location, meeting times and contact details and a link to their websites where you can get up to date information. If you are an Astro Society and are not yet listed on our website please click here.
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Abingdon Astronomical Society

All Saint's Methodist Church Hall
Dochester Crescent,
OX14 2AQ

Meeting Times:
2nd Monday of the month between September and June inclusive.

Charges for Lectures:
Free to members, £4 for visitors

Membership Charges:
Standard £21 pa
Students £13 pa
Senior Citizens (60+) £13 pa
Family £36 pa

Click to email Ian Smith
Click to phone 07557 373401
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Aylesbury Astronomical Society

9th Aylesbury Scout Hut
off Oakfield Road 
HP20 1LJ

Meeting Times: 
First Monday of each month typically
Doors open 7.30pm for 7.45pm start 

Charges for Lectures: 
Using Eventbrite for an event £5.00 plus charges

Advanced booking is required

Subscription Charges: 
Annual Membership £25.00
with concessions - see website for details

Click to email Richard Gunn
Click to phone 01442 862507
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Basingstoke Astronomical Society

Cliddesden Primary School
RG25 2QU

Meeting Times:
Practical/observing 2nd Thurs in month.
Main meetings with speaker 4th Thurs in month Meet & greet 19.00 start 19.30

Charges for Lectures:
Visitors £2 (3 visits prior to joining) Members by subscription

Subscription Charges:
£15 pa.

Click to email Alan Lorrain
Click to phone 07541 966059
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Bath Astronomers

No information available

No information available

Click to email Simon Holbeche
Click to phone 07508 070283
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Beckington Astronomical Society

Beckington Baptist Church Hall
Frome Road
BA11 6TD

3rd Friday of each month (except December, July & August)
Meetings start at 19.30

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Bedford Astronomical Society

Bedford School
De Pary's Avenue,
MK40 2TU

Meeting Times:  Last Wednesday of each month

Charges for Lectures: £0

Advance Booking: Yes (Please email)

Subscription Charges: 
Individual £13.00
Concessionary £7.00
Family £16.00

Click to email Bob Wickens
Click to phone 01234 212276
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Cranborne Chase Astronomy Club

3 Cann Lodge Gardens

Meeting Times:
Third Wednesday of every month
starting at 7:15pm

Charges for Lectures:
Free to members, Non members £8

Membership Subscription Charges:
Full Membership £50 per year or 2 x £30
(over school age)

Click to email Tony Deyes
Click to phone 07949 467117
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Fordingbridge Astronomers

St Ives Club, 
School Lane, 
St Ives, 
BH24 2PF

Meeting Times: 
3rd Tuesday of the month, 19:30 (not August)

Charges for Lectures: 
Members free. Non-members free first visit; £2 per meeting thereafter.

Subscription Charges: 
£12 per year pro rata

Click to email Steve Tonkin
Click to phone 07518 862656
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Horsham Astronomy Group

Horsham Astronomy Group
c/o The Forest School
Comptons Lane, Horsham, West Sussex
RH13 5NT

Meeting Times:
First Wednesday of the month.
Starting at 7pm sometimes 6:30pm

Charges for Lectures:
£3 per meeting, first meeting is free

Subscription Charges:
£25 per annum

Click to email  Anthony Clarke
Click to phone 07816 918185
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Maidenhead Astronomical Society

The Soltau Center
St James the Less

Meeting Times:
First Friday of the month from September to June (No meetings in July and August)
Doors are open at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start

Charges for Lectures:
Free for members
£2 fee for non members

Subscription Charges:
Adult £15 per annum
Concession (schoolars and retired) £10
Family £25 per annum

Click to email Matt Langridge
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Newbury Astronomy Society

Mencap Centre
Enborne Gate,
RG14 6AZ
West Berkshire

Meeting Times:
First Friday of each month from September to June, starting at 7.30pm

Charges for Lectures:
Members £20 reduced rates for Seniors and juniors Non Members £2

Advance Booking: No

Subscription Charges:
Annual membership £20.00
Over 60  £15.00
Under 16  £10.00
Standard visitor fee £2.00
Concession and Junior £1.50

Click to email George Sallit
Click to phone 01189 744392
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Solent Amateur Astronomers

Room G3
Oasis Academy
Romsey Road
SO15 3SJ

Meeting Times:
Third Tuesday of every month.
Starting at 7.30 to 9.30pm

Charges for Lectures: None

Subscription Charges:
Single £25.00
Family £35.00
Life Membership £280.00

Click to email Ken Medway
Click to phone 07816 634142
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Southampton Astronomical Society Address of meetings unknown

Meeting Times:
2nd Thursday of the month
Time unknown

Charges for Lectures:
No charge for lectures

Subscription Charges:
£20 per year
Concessions unknown

Click to email Lilian Hobbs
Click to phone 07785 264684
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Sussex Practical Astronomers

Southwick Community Association
24 Southwick Street
West Sussex
BN42 4TE

Meeting Times:
1st Monday of each month, except June or, the following Tuesday if there is a bank holiday on the Monday.

Charges for Lectures:
£4 per person

No Advance Booking required

Subscription Charges:
£17 per annum, that inlcudes membership to our observing group

Click to email Dave Allen
Click to phone 07710 843151
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Swindon Stargazers

Liddington Village Hall
Church Road

Third Friday of every month, except July and August.

Charges for Lectures: Members: free; Visitors, free on first night, £3 on subsequent nights
Subscription Charges: £20 per annum (from March) or £12 (from Sepember - March - Half year)

Click to email Damian OHara
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