Guildford Astronomical Society

About GAS

If you’ve ever gazed in wonder at the night sky, pondered your place in the grand scheme of things or have an interest in Astronomy already and want to meet like-minded people then please come along to one of our meetings or public observing evenings. .

Everyone is welcome – absolute beginners to experienced observers. Young people are particularly welcome to our meetings; if aged under 18 they must however be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

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.

We spend a lot of time and effort encouraging and promoting a broader knowledge of Astronomy in our community. Since our Society was founded in 1955, we’ve been at the forefront of popularising Astronomy locally through public events.

Whatever your level of interest is right now, this website will provide you with what you need to know to decide whether you’d like to join us. We’ll be happy to see you – just as a visitor or as a potential member.

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

For more information about the history of our Society, take a look at the History page.