Our meetings take place on the first Thursday of the month at Surrey University and via Zoom.
News feeds from NASA, ESA and others
Want to join GAS? Contact us to find our more.
Everyone is welcome
from beginners to
Like most local Societies, we exist mainly as a forum for satisfying our own personal interest and enjoyment of the subject we’re passionate about: Astronomy.
For the 2022-23 season we will be back at Surrey University, Lecture Theatre M, the meeting will also be streamed to members via Zoom.
Every month we have a guest speaker as well as what to expect to see in the dark sky that month.
Our next meeting will be held on 9th February at 19.30.
Note: New date above
Mrs Chris Brockley-Blatt.
Senior Project Manager MSSL
“Solar orbiter – Building an Instrument to Study the Sun”
for the ESA/ NASA Solar Orbiter.
This presentation by Chris will outline the science behind Solar Orbiter, describe more of the mission and the spacecraft, present the SWA and describe the engineering behind building a space science instrument.
Chris will join us at the University
We will be in Lecture Theatre M
Become a member
Membership of our society will allow you to attend all meetings and participate in all events organised by us.
Find out more about how we started from our humble beginnings back in 1955 to today.
Here are some of the stunning images taken by our members…
SUN AND MOON PHASES
Find out more about the sun and moon phases using the links below.
What our members say…
I joined GAS in the middle of the pandemic 2020 after receiving a telescope as a gift and needing some help in setting it up. Everyone has been so helpful and give their time up so freely, it has been a joy to be part of them!
“I enjoy the wide variety of the lectures, especially those on historical topics, and find the talks accessible to a lay person (though I’m sometimes stretched by the maths/science). Pre-Covid I was an occasional guest to live meetings, I joined during the pandemic and will maintain my membership – it’s good value and outreach sessions are great fun.”
“The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great, and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich, precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment.”