Manchester Astronomical Society

Manchester Astronomical Society, Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street Building, University of Manchester, Manchester M1 3BU
Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 4977 (24 Hour Voicemail)

Established: 1903

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Membership Information

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in astronomy. If you are considering joining the society you are welcome to come down to see us at one of our events.

Membership benefits

Membership Subscriptions

Note: Joining after the AGM (3rd Thursday in April) the annual subscription is halved. If you join after July 1st the full subscription is payable but you don't have to pay again until Oct 1st the following year


If you wish to join the Society you may print out a Membership application form, and post it with your subscription, to the address on the form or bring it along to one of the meetings. Please note that membership cards are not sent out by post, they must be collected at a society meeting.

The Rules of the Manchester Astronomical Society are available for your reference.

Health & Safety Notice

Safety procedures within the Godlee Observatory are maintained for the safety of members, staff and visitors to the observatory. Please note that due to Health and Safety Restrictions members under 11 years of age are not allowed to use the spiral staircase or enter the Godlee dome area (where the telescopes are situated).

All visitors must be accompanied by a warden or a trained society member when entering the Godlee dome. The walkway on the outside of the dome is not accessible. All persons in the Godlee Observatory complex must observe all safety procedures and notices as indicated or advised.

All group visits must be pre-arranged to ensure there are an appropriate number of trained personnel present; this may require a risk assessment.

All visitors will receive safety instruction upon arrival.

Application Form