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.


Wednesday 13th March 2024

Observing evening at Wembury Beach. - WEATHER dependant! So watch Facebook event for updates! Note the road to the beach car park is now open again but the road is quite narrow due to subsidence so take care!



Friday 12th April 2024

Shakespeare's Astronomy - By Sheila Evans

This talk isabout the many astronomical references in his plays and other works, set in the context of the times in which Shakespeare lived.  These were times when our view of humanity's place in the Universe was undergoing enormous changes.


Friday 10th May 2024

The James Webb Space Telescope: Two Years of Discovery by Dave Norman (President, Torquay Museum Society).

After its launch on Christmas Day 2021 and start of science work in the Summer of 2022, the James Webb Space Telescope has continued its amazing series of discoveries across the cosmos, reaching further than any previous scientific instrument. This talk will summarise those discoveries and present some of the wonderful images and science data collected in that period.





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