The Society aims to promote public interest in astronomy and the related sciences in southern and western Oxfordshire and surrounding areas in the United Kingdom. The Society organises a varied programme of meetings and observing evenings throughout most of the year and tries to cater for all levels of experience, from absolute beginners to experienced astronomers. Our closeness to both the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Oxfordshire’s “Space Centre”) and to the University of Oxford ensures a steady stream of high-quality lectures. These, together with our more informal Beginners’ Meetings and monthly observing evenings, must make us the most active amateur astronomical society in the county.
The Society enables you to make contact with other people interested in the night sky. Whether you are a complete beginner or an active observer there is always someone worth meeting to share knowledge and experiences.
If you are interested in joining the Society, you are very welcome to come along to a meeting to see the Society in action.
The society meets at All Saint’s Methodist Church Hall, Dochester Crescent, Abingdon, OX14 2AQ