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Manchester Astronomical Society
Established 1903

Visitor Information

We aim to encourage the study of astronomy for both the newcomer and the seasoned observer alike. You are welcome to attend a few society meetings as a guest. Our weekly meetings take place in the Godlee Observatory on Thursday evenings from around 19:00 until as late as people wish to stay (except Public Lecture dates). Any scheduled talk will start at about 20:00.

On your first visit we recommend arriving early to allow time for you to meet some of the members and find out about the Society. Visitors without University of Manchester swipe cards will need to contact us on arrival on 0161 306 4977 to arrange for someone let you into the building.

How to find us

The Godlee observatory is located on top of the Sackville Street Building, University of Manchester, as shown. (top photo)
The best way to enter the building is through the entrance on Granby Row. (bottom photo) The location of Granby Row is shown on the Google map. Click on the map for larger view.

The Godlee Observatory

The Godlee Observatory on the roof of the
Sackville Building, University of Manchester
Image © Michael Oates

Granby Row entrance

Granby Row entrance - Image © MAS