Astro Societies and Clubs 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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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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Kernow Astronomers

38 Chester Road

Main meetings on third Thursday of month at Summercourt Memorial Hall, School Road, Newquay. Cornwall TR8 5DY

Meetings start 7.00 for 7.30 pm.

Practical meetings in winter only on first Thursday of month are held at Travarrian Holiday Camp, Trevarrian, Mawgan Porth, Newquay. TR8 4AQ

Meetings start 7.00 for 7.30pm

Charges for Lectures:
Non-members, first time free and after that £3 per meeting. No need to book in advance, just turn up.

Subscription Charges:
Annual sub £30 single member
£40 for a family.

Click to email Frank Johns
Click to phone 01637 878020
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Plymouth Astronomical Society

Room 411, Babbage Building
Plymouth University

Meeting Times:
Normally the second Friday of each month except August.  7.30 - 9.30pm

Charges for Lectures:
Free for members, £2 at the door for non-members.

Annual Membership Subscription £15.00

Click to email David Wilton
Click to phone 01752 880618
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Torbay Astronomical Society

Torquay Boys' Grammar School
Shiphay Manor Drive

Meetings are held fortnightly on Thursdays between the months of September and April.
Meetings start at 19:30 and typically conclude by 22:00.

Charges for Lectures: 
Members are able to attend talks at no extra cost.
Non-members are asked to pay a fee of £3 per meeting
(£1 for under 18s).

Advance Booking (Yes/No): No

Subscription Charges: 
Adult annual membership: £15
Senior citizens annual membership: £10
Under 18s annual membership: £5

Click to email Maxwell Maltz
Click to phone 07411 525212
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Tiverton & Mid Devon Astronomy Society (TAMDAS)

Blundell's Preparatory School
Blundell's Road
Devon EX16 4NA

Meeting Times:
Usually, 7.30pm 1st Friday of each month but check the website before travelling

Charges for Lectures: Free to members
£2 for visitors

Subscription Charges: £14 per annum
£10 concessions.
Fees due September each year

Click to email Angela Cousins
Click to phone 07969 984311
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Wells & Mendip Astronomers

Various - the venue is rotated over the group's area, but our main venues
are Wells & Mendip Museum, 8 Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset and the
Charterhouse Centre & Observatory, Charterhouse-on-Mendip, Blagdon, Somerset

Public events: Members - free
Guests: Adult - £3
Family rate - £5
Students - £2
Charterhouse events: Members - free. Guests - £5
Family rate - £8
Students - £3

Click to email Chris Starr
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Weymouth Astronomy Club

Room 5 St Aldhelm's Church Centre
Spa Road

Meeting Times:
Club meetings are held at Room 5 of St. Aldhelm's Church Centre Spa Road, Weymouth DT3 5EW and start at 19:30. Whilst social distancing restrictionsare in place all meetings will be held via Zoom. Resumption of normal meetings has yet to be confirmed pending the Covid regulations and wishes of the membership.

Charges for Lectures:  Annual membership £17.00
Visitor Fees - £3.00 per meeting

Advance Booking No - Just turn up

Click to email Barry Fitz-Gerald
Click to phone 01305 262108
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