Welcome to the website of the Plymouth Astronomical Society (PAS)


Based in Plymouth, Devon, UK - we are a local society that holds meetings every month to enable like minded space enthusiasts to socialise and share our interest!


When do we meet? - See below or our meetings and events page.

Upcoming Meetings



Society meetings are normally held on the second Friday of each month from September to July and are free for members (See how to become a member on our Join Us Page).  Visitors are very welcome (£2 at the door) - Please bring cash, change preferred, we have no card payment facilities.

All these meetings will be from 7.30 - 9.30pm in our normal room on the Plymouth University campus, Room - Rolle 002 (Ground floor).

There is a map on the Join Us page of our website https://plymouthastro.co.uk/Join-Us/


Please note that there will be plenty of time at the meetings for socialising but that refreshments will no longer be served, please feel free to bring a drink and vending machines are available outside. For any further details regarding these meetings, get in touch with us on our Contact Us page.


Meetings normally conclude with a short presentation of "What's in the night sky this month?" by our Committee Member Phil James.


Friday 8th December 2023

PAS Christmas meeting with a short talk and includes one of committee member Davids famous Quiz's and a raffle of astronomically themed goodies.

Talk by Steve Cooke titled "In search of the Northern Lights, a Norwegian Sojourn" - 

The Northern Lights (Aurora borealis) are one of nature's true spectacles and appear in numerous books, magazines, TV programmes and Internet. But what is it like to see them in person and come away with some photos for the record? In this talk Steve discusses his long standing ambition to see and photograph them, his voyage up the Norwegian coast and the challenges to overcome to eventually see and image the Aurora.


Wednesday 13th December 2023

Geminids meteor shower observing - Wembury Point 20.00

Meet in NT car park at Wembury Point (Not by the beach). With clear skies we have a chance to see some meteors and other autumnal goodies as well as Jupiter and maybe Saturn. Weather dependent. If you see rain or clouds outside, assume it is not going ahead! Check our facebook page for updates.

(PLEASE NOTE: This is not our usual observing locaton, wembury beach access road is damaged, please see facebook event for map).


Sunday 17th December 2023

A Stargazing evening on Plymouth Hoe 19.00

A free event - just turn up and hopefully see Jupiter, Saturn and other goodies. Children of all ages welcome (8-80!). We usually meet near Smeatons Lighthouse not far from drakes statue. Weather dependent. If you see rain or clouds outside, assume it is not going ahead! Check our facebook page for updates.


Friday 12th January 2024

A ZOOM talk by Professor Shirin Haque, University of the West Indies

Title: Astronomy - served Caribbean Style


Friday 9th February 2024

Carolyn Kennett (Independent Researcher)

Title: The Celestial Landscape of Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor





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