Plymouth Astronomical Society


Welcome to the website of the Plymouth Astronomical Society!

Here you will find out about our society, including our forthcoming programme of meetings.

If you want to get in touch with us, please visit our Contact us page.  And if you want to become a member, please visit our Join us page.



Clear skies!

 

 

 We have a new logo.

Smeaton's Tower on Plymouth Hoe is an

iconic landmark in Plymouth but perhaps

less well-known is that John Smeaton had

a strong interest in astronomy.

 

Friday 12th August 2016  Perseid Meteors Observing and BBQ
At the Wembury Beach car park (map on the Join us page),
7.30pm onwards for the BBQ and it gets dark about 9.30pm. 
Please bring your own portable/disposable BBQs and food and drink. 

South West Astronomy Fair, Norman Lockyer Observatory, Saturday 13th August 2016.  A group of PAS members will be going to this.  Maybe see you there?

 Free Open University Astronomy Courses - How to Survive on Mars (starting 24th October, 2016); Moons (starting 31st October, 2016); Gravity! From the Big Bang to Black Holes (date to be announced); In the Night Sky: Orion (date to be announced).  More information here.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 - See the winning images here.





Some Beautiful Messier Objects:
  • The Pleiades, M45



  • The Andromeda Galaxy, M31


Smeaton's Tower, Plymouth Image by Gareth Evans


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