Our meetings take place on the first Thursday of the month at Surrey University and via Zoom.

Latest news

News feeds from NASA, ESA and others

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About us

Everyone is welcome
from beginners to
experienced observers.

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 2023-24 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 6th June at 19.30.


Dr Michelle Collins.

Surrey University School of Mathematics & Physics.

Dr. Collins will be joining us in the Theatre

Hunting for the faintest galaxies in the Universe
Typically, when people think of galaxies, they picture vast structures of stars sparkling against the darkness of the cosmos. Galaxies like our own Milky Way or the nearby Andromeda. But these are just the brighter end of a hugely diverse population.

After the Break

Rachel Dutton
 presents this months issue of
“What’s Up”
including the nova in Corona Borealis

 Plus her visit to the
European Astronaut Centre

Plus Predicting and Observing Aurora Borealis.

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Membership of our society will allow you to attend all meetings and participate in all events organised by us.

Our history

Find out more about how we started from our humble beginnings back in 1955 to today.


Here are some of the recent stunning images taken by our members…
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Find out more about the sun and moon phases using the links below.

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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!

Andrea Wellbelove

Novice astronomer

“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.”

Sue tanton

Recent member

“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.”

J KEpler