Astro Societies Yorkshire & Lancs

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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Blackpool & District Asronomical Society

Blackpool Cricket Club
West Park Drive

Meeting Times:
Every 2nd Monday of the Month 7.30pm

Charges for Lectures:
No charge for 1st meeting.

Subscription Charges: £20 per year.

Click to email Terry Devon
Click to phone 07804 469792
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Bradford Astronomical Society

Eccleshill Library
Bolton Road

Meeting Times:
Alternate Mondays starting at 7:30pm

Charges for Lectures:
All events free for members.
Non-members pay £4 per visit.

Subscription Charges:
£35 per annum
£20 concessions

Click to email Rod Hine
Click to phone 07973 841375
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West Didsbury Astronomical Society

Nazarene Theological College
Dene Rd,
M20 2GU

Meeting Times:
Second Monday of each month (except August)
From 7pm to 9pm.

Charges for Lectures: None

Subscription Charges:
Annual membership £25

Click to email Philip Brocklebank
Click to phone 07786 440030
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Lancaster & Morecambe Astronomical Society

Church of the Ascension
jnc.Michaelson Ave / Lancaster Rd Torrisholme

Meeting Times:
First Wednesday of the month (except July & August) 7.30pm

Charges for Lectures:
Option 1 - Yearly subscription
Option 2 - pay per meeting £1.50 - refreshments included.
Under 18's free.

Subscription Charges: £10 per year (10 meetings) due in January

Click to email Elizabeth Robinson
Click to phone 01524 36211
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Leeds Astronomical Society

Quaker Meeting House
188 Woodhouse Lane

Meeting Times:
2nd Wednesday each month 7:30 (formal meeting with guest speaker)
4th Wednesday each month 7:30 (informal meeting)

Charges for Lectures:
£2 members, £3 non-members

Subscription Charges:
Full members  £20
Concessions/retirees  £15
New members joining  £10
Family/household  £30

Click to email Stephen Strickland
Click to phone 07795 095202
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Liverpool Astronomical Society

Meetings are held at:

The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
L1 3BT

The Observatory is located at:

The Leighton Observatory (aka Pex Hill Visitors Centre), Pex Hill, Cronton,
Widnes, Cheshire,

Meeting Times:

Monthly Lecture Meetings: September to May, almost always the 3rd Friday of the
month, 19:00 to 21:30

Weekly Meetings:

Every Wednesday evening (except Christmas week), 19:00 to
21:00. Please note: There are no lectures at the weekly meetings, check the website for more information:

The public can attend up to two lecture meetings without becoming members.

Membership Subscription Charges:
Adults (18+): £15 per year
Children (<18): £5 per year

There is no charge for members to attend the Monthly Lecture Meetings.
Weekly Meetings: Free to all

Complete details at:

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Manchester Astronomical Society

Manchester Astronomical Society
Godlee Observatory
Sackville Street Building
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL

Meeting Times: 
Thursdays 730pm
Limited Seats (Max 40)
If visiting please ring or email 1st to confirm

Charges for Lectures:  None

Subscription Charges: 
£20 Per Year , £10 Student

Click to email Anthony Jennings
Click to phone 0161 306 4977
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Preston and District Astronomical Society. (PADAS)

St Gregory's Catholic Social Centre
243, Blackpool Road
Deep Dale

Meeting Times:
2nd Thursday of the Month 7.30pm
Monthly Public Stargazing at Alston Observatory Society Observing nights

Charges for Lectures:
visitors £3
No charge for members

Subscription Charges:
£20 Annual
£15 Concessions

Click to email Graham McLoughlin
Click to phone 07888 997983
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Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society

Village Hall
Wilson's Lane
East Ayton
YO13 9HY
North Yorkshire

Meeting Times:
Third Friday of the month at 19.45

Charges for Lectures:
Free for members.
£3 for non-members.

Advance Booking is not required for the lectures.

Subscription Charges: £20 per annum

Click to email Neil Graham
Click to phone 07974 153030
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Sheffield Astronomical Society

Ranmoor Parish Centre
5 Ranmore Park Road
S10 3GX

2nd Tuesday of each month
Lecture fees:
Adults - £3 for non members
Children under 18 - £1
Students with valid NUS Card - £1

Beginners evenings are held on the
4th Tuesday of each month

Annual Membership Subscription:
Adults - £30
Children under 18 - £6
Students with valid NUS Card - £6

Click to email Darren Swindells
Click to phone 07983 336564
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Wakefield and District
Astronomical Society

The Waterloo Inn
101 Westgate End

Meeting Times:
Members Social meetings are usually on the 1st Thursday of the month and Guest Speaker meetings are generally the 3rd Thursday of the month from 7.30pm to approx. 9.30pm

Charges for Lectures:
£3 for non members and £1 for members
Exceptions apply for speakers costing over £50

Subscription Charges:
We currently have around 25 members with an average of 12 members in
attendance to meetings plus an average of 2-4 non members. Membership cost
is £25 for single membership and £30 for a family membership

Click to email Victoria Bennett
Click to phone 07946 300029
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West Yorkshire Astronomical Society The Rosse Observatory
Carlton Road

Meeting Times:
Tuesday evenings

Charges for Lectures:
£4.00 members
£5.00 non-members

Advance booking is required

Subscription Charges:
Annual Adult Membership £35
Family Membership £50

Click to email Jacqui Hunter
Click to phone 01977 326066
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York Astronomical Society

Beetle Bank Farm
Moor Lane
YO19 5XD

1st & 3rd Friday of each month (except August) 8pm Start

Charges for Lectures:
£1 for members
£2.50 non members

Subscription Charges:
£10 concessions
Under 16's free

Click to email Martin Whipp
Click to phone 07794 972 959
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