The Society now has over 100 members and we welcome anyone interested in astronomy.
Lecture Meetings are held every month from September/October to July, details of the currently scheduled meetings can be found on the Lectures Page. We usually have a visiting speaker, but we also have talks by our members, slide shows and demonstrations. Part of the evening is set aside for refreshments and informal discussions. There is a well-stocked library of books, magazines and videos, which members can borrow.
The Society produces a newsletter ORBIT, which contains reports of meetings, articles by members, and topical information. Eight or nine issues are produced each year and are emailed to all members. The Society is a member of the Federation of Astronomical Societies (FAS) and of the Southern Area Group of Astronomical Societies (SAGAS), so we have links with amateur astronomers elsewhere.
Membership Costs – Due from October
Membership costs are reviewed and set each year at the Annual AGM, normally in October. The subscription for 2021/2022 has been set at £15 for adults and £5 for Juniors and Students.
If you are renewing your membership you can either pay at a meeting (by cash or cheque), or post a cheque, or preferably, pay online via BACS. See the application form below for the Society Bank Account Sort Code and Account number – don’t forget to add your name in the Reference Field. When you set up a BACS Payment via Online or Smartphone Banking you can normally choose to make it a regular annual payment (standing order), or a one-off payment – the choice is yours. If you are a new member you could edit the membership form and send it, or a photo, by email to the Treasurer.
Note that we do not have an online VISA/Paypal payment form due to it requiring us to pay a payment processor for the privilege, and our current bank account not allowing the facility.
Becoming a Member
If you would like to join the Society there is an application form available in PDF format. Please click here.