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 9th February 2024

Carolyn Kennett (Independent Researcher)

Title: The Celestial Landscape of Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor


Friday 16th February 2024

A Stargazing evening on Plymouth Hoe

A free event - just turn up and hopefully see a 1st quarter Moon, Pleiades Jupiter 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 and start time (After dusk!)


Friday 8th March 2024

Astronomical Equipment Evening - A social meeting where various equipment will be displayed and discussed. This is the perfect opportunity to get some questions answered and check out some typical astronomy equipment.


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.





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