Manchester Astronomical Society

Manchester Astronomical Society, Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street Building, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL
Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 4977 (24 Hour Voicemail)

Established: 1903

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This is the home page of the Manchester Astronomical Society. To find out more about us, see the about us page. If you are interested in visiting us see the weekly meetings page to find out what's on. You are welcome to attend our public lectures. The society has an active Facebook group which everyone is welcome to join.

The Godlee Observatory on the roof of the Sackville Building,  The University of Manchester.

Image by Michael Oates.


An extremely rare atlas compiled by John Bevis in the eighteenth century, discovered at the Manchester Astronomical Society. More information can be found here.

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Affiliated to the British Astronomical Association

Founder member of the Northwest Group of Astronomical Societies


Member of the Society for the History of Astronomy

Member of the Federation of Astronomical Societies

Funding from the Big Lottery Fund

The University of Manchester

Weekly Meetings

The society has meetings on Thursday evenings in the Godlee Observatory. See our meeting page for more information.