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Manchester Astronomical Society
Established 1903

 Public Lectures :

Our public lectures are held in the John Dalton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street,  Manchester, in Room C0.14 (on the ground floor). If using SatNav, please use M1 5GE or M1 5GH to find the main entrance/car park of the John Dalton Building, not M15 6BH. The lectures are FREE to attend and all are welcome. Lectures start at 19.30 and finish by 21.00. Click here for more location information.



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 Lectures and AGM for 2018 - 2019 :

18th October 2018 - TBA



15th November 2018 - Zdenek Kopal Memorial Lecture



13th December 2018 - Presidential Lecture held in the Godlee Observatory


Members Only tonight, please

17th January 2019 -TBA


21st February 2019 - TBA

Prof Ian Morison - University of Manchester

The Art of Astrophotography
Ian Morison

Ian will be available to sign copies of his above titled book
which will be available for purchase on the night

21st March 2019 - Prof. Donald Kurtz - Professor of Astrophysics, UCLAN - "It's About Time!"

Professor Donald Kurtz - Astrophysics,UCLAN

It's About Time


Don Kurtz was born in San Diego, California to an American father and Canadian mother. He obtained his PhD in astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin in 1976, then spent 25 years in South Africa at the University of Cape Town from postdoc to professor. Since 2001 he has been Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. Don observes with some of the largest telescopes in the world and has over 2000 nights at the telescope. He is the discoverer of a class of pulsating, magnetic stars that are the most peculiar stars known, the rapidly oscillating Ap stars.

18th April 2019 - Annual General Meeting - MEMBERS ONLY TONIGHT
Annual General Meeting -


The Annual General meeting will be held in the Godlee Observatory, commencing at 19.45 hours

If you wish to be considered for a Council or other position, ensure that your name is on the list in the Godlee and is proposed and seconded by 5th April. The list will be closed at the meeting that evening

May to September - No Scheduled Public Lectures during Summer

May to September - No Scheduled Public Lectures during Summer

The 2018 - 2019 Public Lecture season opens on 18th October 2018

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