Welcome to Doncaster Astronomical Society

IMPORTANT NOTICE: DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND IN THE LIGHT OF GOVERNMENT ADVICE, DONCASTER ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY HAS TAKEN THE DECISION TO CANCEL ALL TUESDAY SOCIAL MEETINGS, SOCIAL GATHERINGS AT THE OBSERVATORY AND SCHOOL EVENTS FOR THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE. WE WILL REVIEW THE ONGOING SITUATION AS REQUIRED IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT ADVICE. FROM WEDNESDAY 12th AUGUST WE WILL BE HOLDING ON-LINE ZOOM MEETINGS VIA THE INTERNET-SEE MEETINGS PAGE FOR DETAILS.

Wednesday 23rd June, DAS Annual General Meeting (Members only), (Dependant on Government restrictions, this could be in person, otherwise this will be a Zoom Meeting). Note, this will be the last meeting until September. For info contact the Secretary

PLEASE NOTE: Dates when observing from the observatories at Austerfield Study Centre is prohibited due to school-children camping onsite have now been published on the Observatory page.

DAS member Sandra took this photo in spite of clouds, of the Partial Eclipse on 10th June from her back garden, with a mobile phone! Well done Sandra!.


DAS member Peter, who combined 2 images on 20th December 2020, of the conjunction between Jupiter & Saturn…

..and DAS member John took this wide-field image of the conjunction between Jupiter & Saturn on the same date.

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.

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.

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, at no cost. 

We ask that members of the public pre-arrange their visit with our Observatory Manager 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.

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 17 years of age or below, an adult must accompany you.

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.

We are really looking forward to spending some time with the public at star parties and observing nights! Who's as excited as we are? ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us this evening to hear Peter Jenkins speak about astrophotography Topic: Doncaster Astronomical Society : Peter Jenkins - AstrophotgraphyTime: Apr 14, 2021 07:45 PM London7.45pm open doors https://zoom.us/j/95011372318?pwd=T3hHVWRCM0lWU1JTdVZKb0FQRzIyZz09#successMeeting ID: 950 1137 2318 Passcode: 399463 ... See MoreSee Less
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