If you live in South East Essex and have an interest in astronomy, then you are very welcome to come and join us. Prospective new members and visitors are always welcome to attend one of our meetings. We meet most Wednesdays at 8:00pm (doors open after 7:45pm) and finish at 9:45pm. Just check our programme to make sure we are meeting and then just turn up!
We have Members who range from complete beginners to experts so don't worry if you are just starting out. You will be very welcome. You don't even need a telescope!"
See our Programme for details.
We meet at:
St Michael and All Angels´ Church
St Michael´s Road
GPS: 51.56774°N 0.61808°E
How to find us
Usually we will ask for a small donation of £2 for visitors.
However, we do ask for a donation of £3 if an outside guest speaker is giving a presentation. These meetings are indicated by the *symbol on the Programme. The programme is subject to change at short notice. so always check before attending.
Click Here for full details of Membership Fees.
Our meetings are a varied programme of activities that include something for everybody. We hold regular observing nights where members get a chance to observe the night sky (weather permitting!) and the ´old hands´ can show the newcomers round the skies. (These Observing Nights are usually on the 2nd Wednesday of each month)
We also have regular meetings aimed specifically at beginners. Learn what exciting objects are up there and how best to see them.
We also have talks given by members on various topics within the subject, both theoretical and practical.
We would always suggest to anyone potentially interested to come along to the Club for a few weeks to decide if it is for them, and sample our varied meetings without pressure to join. There is no need to make an appointment, just check our Programme to make sure we are meeting and if we are, just turn up.
So why not give the Club a try, and explore the Universe with us!