Our meetings take place on the first Thursday of the month at Surrey University and via Zoom.
News feeds from NASA, ESA and others
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Everyone is welcome
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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 5th October at 19.30.
Paul will be joining us in the theatre.
“Life in the Clouds of Venus”.
In 2019 a paper was published claiming the presence of large amounts of the gas Phosphine in the mid-levels of the atmosphere of Venus. This was seen as a possible bio-marker, a sign of life. What was the basis of this story and what has happened to the idea since it hit the headlines. Plus the latest news from a Cambridge group with results from JWST.
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.
SUN AND MOON PHASES
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!
“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.”