Astro Societies in the Midlands

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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Carolian Astronomy Society

Oldfield Hall
King Charles School Comberton Road
DY10 1XA

2nd Wednesday of every month (except August) at 7:30pm

Charges for Lectures:
£1 for members, £3 for non-members

There is no need to tell us you want to visit, just turn up, it's open to all.

Membership Subscription Charge:
£12 per year.

Click to email John Balcon
Click to phone 07748 320285
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Coventry and Warwickshire Astronomical Society

Methodist Church Hall
Earlsdon Avenue

2nd Friday every month

Charges for Lectures:
Ist attendance is free.
Subsequent £1 per meeting.
Members do not pay.

There is no need to contact us before attanding, just turn up.

Membership Subscription Charges:
£10 per annum waged
£5 per annum unwaged

Click to email Geoffrey Johnstone
Click to phone 07514 036 052
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Derby & District
Astronomical Society

Friends Meeting House
St Helen's Street

1st and 3rd Fridays of each month from 7.30pm.
Vistiors charge for Lectures £3
Members £1

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Click to phone 07752 683878
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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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Heart of England Astronomical Society

Old Telephone Exchange
Furnace End

Last Thursday of the Month

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Hertford Astronomy Group

University of Hertfordshire
Lindop Building
College Lane
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 Wilson
Click to phone 01707 322696
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Herefordshire Astronomical Society

The Kindle Centre
ASDA Supermarket
Belmont Road

Meeting Times:
First Thursday in every month except August from 7 pm - 9 pm.

Charges for Lectures:
All members and non-members charged £2-00 to include refreshments and is
payable on the door.

Subscription Charges:
Subscriptions due in September. £12-00 per annum.

Family membership £20-00 (to include children up to 16 years old) Students
(16 - 21 years old) £5-00

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High Legh Community Observatory

St John's Church
The Avenue
High Legh
Cheshire. WA16 6ND

Observatory location:

Abbey Leys Farm
Peacock Lane
High Legh
Knutsford. WA16 6NS

Meeting Times:
Second Thursday of each month at 7.30pm
(except August)

Charges for Lectures:
£3.00 for all (free for under 18s)

No annual subscription

Click to email John Anderson
Click to phone 01925 755570
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Ilkeston & District
Astronomical Society

The Hayloft
Erewash Museum
High Street
DE7 5JA.

2nd Tuesday of each month. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 start.

Charges for Lectures:
Members: Free; Non-members: £2
Subscription Charges: Novice Membership (below 12): Free of charge
Junior Membership (Ages 12 to 18 years): £9.50
Full Membership (Over 18 years): £20
Membership for a Couple (Joint): £30
Associate Membership: £9 (Associate Membership is for those who are unable to attend our meetings, but would like to receive our Newsletter and participate in Society events).

Click to email Mark Thomas
Click to phone 0115 8490724
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Knowle Astronomical Society

Dorridge Village Hall
Grange Road
B93 8QA

Meeting Times:
1st Monday of each month at 8pm (second if the first is a bank holiday and no meeting in August)

Charges for Lectures: 
members: free £4 for visitors

Subscription Charges: £25
free to under 19 still in education but must be accompanied by an adult if 16 or under

Click to email Janet Hilton
Click to phone 07808 739168
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Leicester Astronomical Society

National Space Centre
Exploration Drive

2nd and 4th Tuesdays of most months at 7.30pm (no meetings in July; one meeting in August and one in December)

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Long Eaton Astronomical Society

The Malcolm Parry Observatory,
The Long Eaton School,
Thoresby Rd,
Long Eaton,
NG10 3NP.

Last Thursday of the month (term time only)

Charges for Lectures:
Members free
Non members suggested donation £2

Subscription Charges:
Annual membership £15 payable in January.

Click to email Mike Perkins
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Matlock and Darley Dale Observing Group


The Plough Inn
Wheatley Rd
Two Dales

1st Monday of every month at 7pm.

No charge for lectures, donation optional

Membership Subscription: £10 annually

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Mid Cheshire Astronomical Group

NCK Centre (next to St John the Evangelist Church),
Norley Lane,
WA6 8NE.

Club meetings:
The last Friday of the Month at 7.30pm

Charges for Lectures:
Club members £1
Non members £3

Annual Membership £15 payable in April
but will be adjusted if joining after April.

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Nene Valley Astronomical Society

Chelveston Village Hall
Caldecott Road

Meeting Times:
First and third Monday of each month with observing sessions held each clear
Friday evening from September through to April.

Charges for Lectures: £3

Subscription Charges: N/A
Free to join the astronomical society.

Click to email Steve Williams
Click to phone 01933 650331
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Northamptonshire Natural History Society

10 Castilian Terrace

Meeting Times: 
Every second and last Monday of the month

Charges for Lectures: 

Click to email Steve Arnold
Click to phone 07850 188353
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Northants Amateur Astronomers

The Lounge
Geddington Village Hall
Queen St,
NN14 1AZ

Meeting Times: First and third Tuesday of each month, starting at 7.45pm
Charges for Lectures: Members £3
Non members £4
Subscription Charges: Membership £30

Click to email Anne Douglas
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Nottingham Astronomical Society

The British Geological Survey
Nicker Hill,
NG12 5GG

First Thursday of the month (except August).

Doors open at 19:30, talk commences at 20:00, finishes about 21:30

Lectures are free to members and occasional visitors

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Offa's Dyke Astronomical Society

Redlake Valley Village Hall
Chapel Lawn

Meeting Times:
Last Thursday in the month September to May - 7.30 for 7.45 pm

Charges for Lectures:
£3 (more if food is served)

Advance Booking Required?: Not usually

Subscription Charges:
£25 a person or £40 per couple

Click to email Carolyn Wilde
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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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Rutland Astronomical Society

Wilson Pavilion,
Wilson Fields,
Oakham School,
LE15 7QH.

Meeting Times: 
First Wednesday of every month from October to May.

Charges for Lectures: 
Free to members, £3.00 for non members

Subscription Charges: 
£10.00 per year.
Annual Subscription from January.

Click to email Andy Reid

Sawtry Astronomy Society

Sawtry Working Men's Club.
Gidding Road
PE28 5TS

Last Tues each month except June & July

There are no charges for lectures

Membership / Subscription £10.00 per year

Click to email Philip Boon
Click to phone 01487831207

School of Physics & Astronomy
University of Birmingham

Large Lecture Theatre
Poynting Physics Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

No details of meetings were sent to us with their request for inclusion, see their website and social media for details.

Click to email Chrsitopher  Berry
Click to phone 07974 153030
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South Cheshire Astronomical Society

Club observing nights are at:

Brittles Pavilion
75 Church Lane

Public Talks are held at:

South Cheshire College
Dane Bank Ave

Meeting Times:
Club observing- first Thursday of the Month Public Talks - third Thursday of the Month Meetings run from September to April Meeting dates change according to
College holidays- see website for up to date information

Charges for Lectures:
Members free at all meetings
Non-Members £5 at Public Talks and £3 on Club observing nights

Members Subscription Charges:
£25/year - £13 from January

Click to email Mike Maunder
Click to phone 07530 108046
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Stratford-upon-Avon Astronomical Society

Alderminster Village Hall
New Road
CV37 8PE

Meeting Times:
Hybrid meetings are held in-person at Alderminster Village Hall and on Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Doors open at 7:30pm and presentations begin at 8pm.

Charges for Lectures:
Visitors are very welcome and there is no admission charge.

Subscription Charges:
Membership costs £15 per year except for those in full time education, for whom membership is free. Members can use our telescopes, have a say in the way the organisation is run and borrow from our library.

Click to email John Waller
Click to phone 02476 440778
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Walsall Astronomical Society

Rushall Olympic Football Club
Daw End

Meeting Times:
Every Thursday evening, 7.30 or 8.30 depending on what is happening, please
see "Events" on our website

Charges for Lectures:
First visit is free, then from £1 per visit

Subscription Charges:
Annual fee is £10 including social membership of the Football Club

Click to email Alan Ledbury
Click to phone 01922 632624
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Worcester Astronomical Association

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
Lower Smite Farm
Smite Lane

Meeting Times:
2nd Thursday of the month - 8:00pm start Other meetings throughout the year

There are no charges for lectures

Annual Membership £18.00 a year
Concessions £14.00
Annual membership includes a free membership pack

Click to email Christopher  Livingstone
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York Astronomical Society

Denham Room
Priory Street Centre
Priory Street
York. YO1 6ET

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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