Astro Societies and Clubs South East

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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Clacton & District Astronomical Association

United Reform Church
Carnarvon Road
Clacton-on-Sea
Essex
CO15 6PH

Meeting Times:
First thursday of each month (except August)
Meetings start at 19.30 - 21.45

Charges for Lectures:
£2 visitors
Free to members

Subscription Charges:
£15 pa adults
£6 pa under 18s

Click to email David Pugh
Click to phone 01255 429849
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Cranbrook Astro Society (CADSAS)

Cranbrook School
Cranbrook
Kent
TN17 3JD

Meeting Times:
1. Lectures 2nd Monday of the Month, Sep-Jun.

2. Friday evening observing sessions at our Observatory (when sky is clear).

Charges for Lectures:
Members: Free Visitors: £2 per meeting

Annual Membership Charges:
£15 pa.

Click to email Kevin Brown
Click to phone 07704 873035
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Croydon Astronomical Society

Trinity School,
Shirley Road,
Croydon,
Surrey
CR9 7AT

Meeting Times:  From 7:30pm to 9:30pm usually on alternate Fridays during school term time.  

Charges for Lectures:  Suggested donation of £3 per meeting. 

Subscription Charges: None - we are funded by donations by our members and visitors 

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East Sussex Astronomical Society

Egerton Park Indoor Bowls Club,
Egerton Road,
Bexhill on Sea,
East Sussex
TN39 3HL

No details are available

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Guildford Astronomical Society

University of Surrey
Lecture Theatre L
Lecture Theatre Block
388 Stag Hill
Guildford
GU2 7XH

Meeting Times:
First Thursday of each month
AGM (Members Only) in July
No meeting in August
New session starts each September.

Charges for Lectures:
Free for members
Adult Guests: £5
Junior/Student Guests: £4

Advance Booking: No

Subscription Charges:
Adult: £32 (£30 if paid electronically)
Junior/Student: £20 (£18 if paid electronically)

Click to email Adrian Lilly
Click to phone 07760 190384
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Hertford Astronomy Group

University of Hertfordshire
Lindop Building
College Lane
Hatfield
AL10 9AB

Meetings held on the
2nd Wednesday each month from 7.30pm

Charges for Lectures:
Free for members
£2.00 for non members

Subscription Charges:
£10.00 per year (10 meetings)
and pro rata for joining part year

Click to email Alan Willison
Click to phone 01707 322696
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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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Letchworth and District Astronomical Society (LDAS)

Letchworth Free Church Hall
Norton Way South
Letchworth
Hertfordshire

Last Wednesday of the month (except December) 19:30 - 22:00

Charges for lectures:
Members £2
Non Members £3

Annual subscription £17
(includes family)

Click to email Bob Baldwin
Click to phone 07963 039585
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Loughton Astronomical Society

Scout Hall
Off Loughton Lane
Theydon Bois
Essex
Approximate postcode CM16 7EJ

 

Meeting Times:
Every Thursday 20.00 to 22.00

Charges for Lectures:
Members and non-members
£3 for internal speaker
£4 for external speaker

Subscription Charges:
£15 to £30 depending on status

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Milton Keynes Astronomical Society

Rectory Cottages,
Church Green Road,
Bletchley,
Milton Keynes
MK3 6BJ

Meeting Times:
Meetings are normally held on alternate Fridays at 8:00 pm:

Charges for Lectures:
Attendance free for members and non-members

Advance Booking is required if a non member

Subscription Charges:
£26 per annum (concessions £13)

Click to email Mike Leggett
Click to phone 01908 503692
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Mid Kent Astronomical Society

90 Bush Road
Cuxton
Rochester
Kent
ME2 1EY

Meeting Times:
2nd and Last Friday of the month
No meetings during August

Charges for Lectures:
Members £1 per meeting to cover the cost of refreshments.
Visitors £3 per visit

Subscription Charges:
Adult Membership £30 per year
Students £15 per year
Family Groups 10% discount i.e.
1 Adult Family £27
2 Adult Family £54
3 Adult Family £81
Under 18s free (must be accompanied by an adult)
Students 18 and over 50% discount on full adult membership i.e. £15

Click to email Gary Head
Click to phone 0797 1008668
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Monkton Stargazers

The Thanet Observatory
Monkton Nature Reserve
Canterbury Road
Monkton
Nr. Ramsgate. Kent
CT12 4LH

Meeting Times: 
Public observing 4th Friday of the month (not May/June/July) from sunset.
Impromptu sessions at other times.

Charges for Lectures: 
Visitors are welcome to attend once for free as a taster session, after that membership of Monkton Nature Reserve is required.

Subscription Charges: 
Membership of Monkton Nature Reserve is £15 individual or £20 family.

Click to email Tim Long
Click to phone 01227 634430
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North-East London Astronomical Society

Redbridge Room
Wanstead House
21, The Green
Wanstead
London. E11 2NT

Meeting Times:
Usually the third Sunday of each month (except August), at 1.30 pm.

Charges for Lectures:
First meeting free, then £4 per meeeting.

There is no need to notify us in advance, just turn up.

There are no membership subscription charges at the moment.

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North Essex Astronomical Society

Henry Dixon Hall
Rivenhall Essex
CM8 3HR

Meeting Times:
3rd Wednesday of the month.
Doors open 19:30, talk starts at 20:00
Charge for Lectures:
Members: £2
Non-members: £3
Subscription Charges:
Please see our website for details

Click to email Clare Lauwerys
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Open University Astronomy Club

Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes

Meeting Times:

First Tuesday of the month except July and August

Charges for Lectures: Nil

Subscription Charges: £18 p.a.
No need to belong to the Open University, the club is open to all.

Click to email Sheridan Williams
Click to phone 01525 237370
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Orpington Astronomical Society

1. St Francis of Assisi Church Hall, Greencourt Road, Petts Wood BR5 1QW.

2. Otford Village Memorial Hall, Otford TN14 5PQ

Meeting Times:
Address 1. Main meeting 7:30 pm. 4th Wednesday each month

Observing Evenings :
Address 2. 8 pm. 3rd Thursday each month

Charges for Lectures:
Members free.  Non-members £3
Prospective members free

Subscription Charges:
£25 per annum. 
Concessions:
Retired £22
Under-18 £10
2 at same address £38

Click to email Andrew Ramsay
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South Downs Astronomical Society

South Downs Planetarium
Chichester High School site
Kingsham Lane
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 8EB

Meeting Times: 
7:30pm First Friday every month except August.

Charges for Lectures: 
Non-Members £2
Members Free.

Subscription Charges: 
£18 per year for Adults
£14 per year for Concessions

Click to email Trevor Pitt
Click to phone 07747 033009
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Sussex Practical Astronomers

Southwick Community Association
24 Southwick Street
Southwick
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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The Local Group

The Cooden Beach Hotel
Cooden Sea Road,
Bexhill-on-Sea,
East Sussex,
TN39 4TT

Meeting Times:
2nd Tuesday of each month

There is no charge for lectures

Annual Subscription £10.00

Click to email David Pulley
Click to phone 01424 436901
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Thurrock Astronomy Society (TAS)

The Methodist Hall
Horndon On The Hill
Essex
SS17 8LN

Meeting Times:
First Wednesday in Every Month
AGM September
Quiz Night December

Charges for Lectures:
Included in subs for members
Small charge for non members

Advance booking is required

Subscription Charges:
£25 Annually

Click to email Seaton Lee
Click to phone 07710 158366
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