Each Thursday we meet in The Godlee Observatory (apart from the Public Lecture evenings and the Christmas/New Year break), from about 19:00. Any scheduled talks will start at about 20:00. Weather permitting, we may also observe using the telescopes until as late as people want to stay. If you are interested in coming to any of these meetings please see the visitor information page.
January - April 2018
May - August 2018
Member's Notice Board
Posted: 28 September 2017
October 19 - Uranus is at Opposition. The blue-green planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view Uranus. Due to its distance, it will only appear as a tiny blue-green dot in all but the most powerful telescopes. Note : New Moon is at 19:12 on October 19
Posted: 02 October 2017
We hope that you like the new arrangement of the Meetings page. You now have the whole year available at a glance and can open up to three different items (in separate columns) at the same time.
September - December 2017
The Moon "Rocks" - Graham Hodson
Health & Safety Notice
Safety procedures within the Godlee Observatory are maintained for the safety of members, staff and visitors to the observatory.
All visitors must be accompanied by a warden or a trained society member when entering the Godlee dome.
Please note that due to Health and Safety restrictions, persons under 11 years of age are not allowed to use the spiral staircase nor enter the Godlee dome area (where the telescopes are situated).
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 visitors will receive safety instruction upon arrival.
All group visits must be pre-arranged to ensure there are an appropriate number of trained personnel present; this may require a risk assessment. There is a maximum occupancy of 40 persons; this number includes any MAS personnel required to supervise the group.