Guildford Astronomical Society

June Meeting - Dr Allan Chapman

Our next monthly meeting is on Thursday, 4th June 2015 at 7:30pm.

William Lassell

William Lassell (1799-1880) was an English merchant, beer brewer and astronomer. An early pioneer of the equatorial mount, he used his self-made 24-inch telescope in 1846 to discover Triton, the largest moon of Neptune, in 1848 to discover Hyperion, a small moon of Saturn and, in 1851, Ariel and Umbriel, two moons of Uranus.

In 1849 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society and, in 1870, he became the President of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Dr Allan Chapman

Visitors are most welcome to attend. We charge just £4 per meeting to cover the cost of the room hire.

For more details of the meeting location go to the meetings page.

The Guildford Astronomical Society is a member of the Southern Area Group of Astronomical Societies (SAGAS)

The Guildford Astronomical Society is a member of both the
Southern Area Group of Astronomical Societies (SAGAS)
and the Federation of Astronomical Societies (FAS).

The Guildford Astronomical Society is a member of the Federation of Astronomical Societies (FAS)