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.

Saturday 1st April - STARGAZING LIVE
At Waterstones, Drake Circus, Plymouth from 11.00am until 4.00pm
We are there to answer your questions and to discuss astronomical matters.
A selection of telescopes, binoculars and camera equipment will be on display.
Collect a free Dark Sky Discovery sky chart!

And, weather permitting, we shall also be outside viewing the Sun.

For sale : Celestron C8 with AVX mount - see For Sale and Wanted page.

Free Open University Astronomy Courses - Gravity! The Big Bang, Black Holes and Gravitational Waves (starts 9th January 2017); In the Night Sky: Orion (starts 9th January 2017); Moons (starts 20th February 2017)  More information here.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 - 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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