Welcome to Doncaster Astronomical Society

Providing astronomy for the casual observer, serious enthusiast and a means of accessing the night sky using the best facilities in Yorkshire. Local schools are especially welcome to use our facilities and experience.

Please Note: The next meeting on Tuesday May 28th will now be held at Austerfield Study Centre, at 7:30pm.

Eclipse of the Moon at 4:41am 21st Jan 2019. Photo: Rhys Owen.

We are available for group visits to the Observatory and can also take astronomy to your groups with telescopes and illustrated talks. Contact our Secretary for more details.

View the night sky in mixed and pleasant company in a secure environment. Go to the Observatory item above for directions to the site in Austerfield.

Read the Doncaster Free Press feature on our society.

But before you set out, take a look at the Monthly Night Sky to see what’s about, and the Local Weather too.

We’re open on clear Friday nights for members, and welcome the public too during Summer and Winter months, but have to make a charge of £2/person, accompanied children are free. During July & August, public viewing sessions are unavailable.

We ask that members of the public pre-arrange their visit with our Observatory Manager (observatory@donastro.org.uk) before attending.

Being a Society member, brings many other benefits, including observing on clear nights at our Observatory, use of the best of amateur solar equipment and being able to borrow telescopes.

From Tuesday 11th June, our meetings will be held at Club 39, First Floor, 39 College Road, Doncaster, DN1 3JH on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month (just press the door-buzzer for admittance) except July and August.

For non-members, if you would like to visit us to see what we’re all about, your first two meetings are free of charge. Membership is open to to all ages. If you are 18 years of age or below, an adult must accompany you.

Dr. Emily Brunsden (York University), discussing her presentation “The Music of the Stars” with DAS member Paul Henderson at our meeting of 3rd March. Photo: Paul Booker.

Prof. Chris Done (Durham University) about to present her talk “Extrasolar Planets & Extraterrestial Life”, at Church House, 25th April. Photo: Paul Booker.

If you would like to join the society, then please email the  Secretary for details or just come along to the next society meeting and meet our members.

Light refreshments are available.

There is a multi-story car-park across the road from Club 39.

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