Find Your Nearest Astronomy Society

There are astronomical societies in every corner of the UK who will happily invite you to join them to learn about the night sky, what you can expect to see or even try out a few different scopes to help you decide what you'd like to get before you buy.

Of course, you don't need to buy your own telescope; many people go along to local societies for years to enjoy their facilities without getting a scope of their own. This is not frowned upon.

Below is a list of the UK's astronomical societies. If you would like me to include yours - anywhere in the world - feel free to send me the name of your society and a web address (& your twitter name if you want a shout out) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I'll get your organisation listed here.

  1. England
  2. Wales
  3. Scotland
  4. Northern Ireland
  5. Channel Islands
  6. Gibraltar
  7. Tenerife

England

Bristol
Bedfordshire
Berkshire
Buckinghamshire
Cambridgeshire
Cheshire
Cornwall
County Durham
Cumbria
Derbyshire
Devon
Dorset
East Yorkshire
East Sussex
Essex
Gloucestershire
Greater Manchester
Hampshire
Herefordshire
Hertfordshire
Kent
Lancashire
Leicestershire
Lincolnshire
London
Merseyside
Norfolk
North Yorkshire
Northamptonshire
Northumberland
Nottinghamshire
Oxfordshire
Shropshire
Somerset
South Yorkshire
Staffordshire
Suffolk
Surrey
Tyne & Wear
Warwickshire
West Midlands
West Sussex
West Yorkshire
Wiltshire
Worcestershire
Isle of Wight
Isle of Man

Wales

Clwyd
Gwent
Gwynedd
Mid Glamorgan
Monmouthshire
Powys
South Glamorgan
West Glamorgan

Scotland

Aberdeenshire
Argyll & Bute
Ayrshire
Caithness
Dumfries & Galloway
Dunbartonshire
Fife
Inveraray
Lanarkshire
Lothian
Shetland Islands
South Lanarkshire
Stirling & Falkirk
Strathclyde

Northern Ireland


Channel Islands

Guernsey
Jersey

Gibraltar


Tenerife

 

If your local astronomical society isn't listed here or you're just starting one up (anywhere in the world), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can tell others about you!