Guildford Astronomical Society

members' only area


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.

The Society logo. A heraldic shield bearing two antique brass telescopes, on the
    left, a refractor on a pillar and claw mount. On the right a refractor on an equatorial
    mount. In the middle is a shield in four quadrants. The upper left and right have the
    letters G and A; with the lower left filled with the letter S. The lower right features
    a stylised image of a comet with a long tail.

Everyone is welcome - absolute 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.

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 members area of the web-site contains a lot of extra information only accessible to paid-up members. If you decide to become a member please send an email to the WebMaster and you'll be sent a User name and Password once we have your subscription.

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

GAS Monthly Meetings

Aerial view of the University with labelsWe meet in a great venue in Lecture Theatre L in the Lecture Theatre Block (Level 2) of the University of Surrey, Guildford.

Meetings start at 7.30pm on the first Thursday of each month (no meeting in August) and usually finish around 10pm.

Click here for a map to show you directions to the University Main Car Parks. If you're travelling using a SatNav the postcode is GU2 7XH.

A detailed map (available here) shows the location of the Lecture Theatre Block (pale blue and near the middle of the map), Main Car Parks 1-4 and Bus Stops next to Senate House and North of the Austin Pearce Building. There are also more convenient car park spaces available for disabled drivers at various nearby locations. The University also has a web page here for newcomers to the campus.

A view of the Duke of Kent Building across the lake

For a preview of the lecture room see here

Tea/Coffee (biscuits included) available
in the break for just £1.

However, we respectfully ask that you don't bring any food or drinks into the lecture theatre.

See you there...