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The Plymouth Astronomical Society is open to anyone who is interested in astronomy - of any age and from absolute beginner to professional astronomer!

Meetings are normally held on the second Friday of every month from September to July, 7:30pm - 9:30pm.  There is no meeting during August.

The theme of each meeting depends on the presentations by society members or by the guest speaker.

Our Patron is Professor David Southwood, CBE who has recently been President of the Royal Astronomical Society. Our previous Patron was Sir Patrick Moore, CBE, HonFRS, FRAS.

We are a member of the Federation of Astronomical Societies.

Observing Sessions are held at various locations but mainly at Wembury Beach.  The maps below show the precise locations.  These events depend on the weather and are usually arranged at fairly short notice so please see our Home page and our Facebook page for dates/times.

Clearbrook Car Park - Nearest postcode PL20 6JD (Clearbrook) - Weather forecast for Clearbrook

Jennycliff Car Park - PL9 9SW (Jennycliff Cafe) - Weather forecast for Jennycliff

Lee Moor (near Cadover Bridge) observing site.  Take the side road (marked in yellow on the map below) on the left just after Cadover Bridge (if coming from the north - Clearbook/Meavy) or on the right just before Cadover Bridge (if coming from the south - Shaugh Prior/Colebrook/Plympton).  Follow it almost to the end and the car park is on the right just before Blackaton Cross on the left.  Weather forecast for Lee Moor.

Wembury Beach Car Park - PL9 0HP - Weather forecast for Wembury

Noss Mayo, Warren Car Park - PL8 1HB (postcode for the Netton - Worswell Farm area) - Weather forecast for Warren Car Park


Annual membership costs £15.00 and is due in September.  Membership forms are available at Society meetings.
Visitors are very welcome and are asked to pay £2.00 at the door.  This will be deducted from your annual membership if you subsequently decide to join the society.


We normally meet in Room 002 on the ground floor of the Rolle Building on the University of Plymouth city centre campus, PL4 8AA.  Parking is available on the campus.  Please see the map below.

Disabled Access for meetings in the Babbage Building- There is disabled access on the ground floor but the doors need to be opened from inside.  An able-bodied person will need to enter on the first floor and go down to the ground floor.  There is a push button on the left hand side of the doors, looking from the inside, which will open the doors.  If a disabled person arrives unaccompanied they should ring University Security on 01752 588400 for someone to come and open the doors.