Background Image Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech


The termcard for Lent 2017 is now available. If you would like to access it, please follow THIS LINK

It has also been sent out via email to all members of the mailing list.
If you would like to receive the termcard, as well as all information on current events and are not on the mailing list yet, please contact the Membership Officer.

If you are interested in the topics covered during previous terms, please find the termcards for Michaelmas 2016 here Lent 2016 here Michaelmas 2015 here.

Astronomical Events

Speaker Meetings / Talks

We invite a variety of people working in astronomy to give talks to the society. The topics are taken from a wide range of areas, from pure astrophysics to history of astronomy, observing, and much more. Talks are generally about an hour long, including questions to the speaker and are followed by casual conversation over refreshments. Talks cost 2 or are free to members.


ObsNights (weather permitting) are held at the Institute of Astronomy and combine both tips on practical astronomy with observing at the telescopes.


These are given by the Observation Secretaries and are intended to show members how to use the telescopes safely. See the Observing section for more details.

Astronomical events are free to members; there is a charge of £2 for non-members wishing to attend a talk or ObsNight. Only members can attend ObsDemos.

Social events

The main social events are the Christmas Dinner at the end of Michaelmas term, the Annual Dinner in Lent and the Garden Party in Easter. There is also a squash at the beginning of the academic year. Depending on the level of interest, we organise pub meets and/or lunches.