Here is a list of excellent astronomical websites I have found useful. Last update: 29th July, 2017

Astronomical Societies:

Society for Popular Astronomy Britains Brightest Astronomical Society with more than 2,400 members. I have been a member since Dec 1968! Yes I will have been a member for 50 years next year!

The British Astronomical Association Founded in 1890. One of the leading Amateur Societies in the world.

Federation of Astronomical Societies Information on over 180 astronomical clubs in the UK.

Royal Astronomical Society Britain’s foremost astronomical society.

Astronomy Clubs Details of astronomy clubs worldwide. Lists Astronomy clubs in the United Kingdom

Kent Astronomical Societies:

1. Ashford Astronomical Society

Over 100 really enthusiastic members.

Woodchurch Memorial Hall, Woodchurch TN26 3QB Last Friday of the month.

Contacts: Jason Hall Secretary 01233 333 945

Drew Wagar Chairman 01233 503 397

2. Cranbrook and District Science and Astronomical Society

Cranbrook School Observatory Second Monday of each month at 20.00

Secretary Kevin Brown [email protected]

3. Crayford Manor House Astronomical Society

Meetings: Crayford Manor House Crayford Kent DA1 4HB Thursday 19:45

Sutton at Hone
DA4 9DH Contact Dr. Michael Rushton e-mail mike AT mrushton . demon

4. Edenbridge and District Astronomers

Meetings various but usually the Wheatsheaf Pub, March Green TN8 5QL 19:30.

5. Herne Bay Amateur Astronomical Society

Meetings: In the Dark Site - Herne and Broomfield Country Park generally around 8 pm.

e-mail President [email protected]

President John Jenkins Telephone 01227 368 445.

Secretary Paul Marsh

e-mail Secretary [email protected]

6. Mid Kent Astronomical Society

Bredhurst Village Hall Hurstwood Road BREDHURST Kent ME7 3JZ. Meetings of the Society are held on the second and last Friday of the month.

7. Orpington Astronomical Society

Bromley Environmental Education Centre (BEECHE) at High Elms Country Park, Shire Lane Bromley
BR6 7JH Fourth Thursday of each month 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm.

8. South East Kent Astronomical Society SEKAS

More than 120 members. The organisation was founded in 1972.

Alkham Village Hall   Hogbrook Hill Lane, Alkham, Kent, CT15 7BU, United Kingdom

e-mail [email protected]    Joan Crossland-Page

Meetings are usually held at Alkham Village hall on the 2nd Saturday of every month starting 7:30 p.m. throughout the year, please check website for any change.


9. Wadhurst Astronomical Society

Meetings Methodist Church Upper Room Wadhurst TN5 6AT.

Secretary Phil Berry 01892 783 544

Treasurer Mike Wyles 01892 542 863

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Cosmology Websites:

Cambridge Cosmology The University of Cambridge website on Cosmology for the general public.

Ned Wright’s Cosmology Tutorial:

WMAP’s Universe - an excellent NASA website on Cosmology