Castle Point Astronomy Club
1969-2019 - 50th Anniversary Year
Information about the Club

Do you live in South-East Essex? Have you ever wanted to see the Rings of Saturn with your own eyes? You will get a chance to observe many objects at our regular observing nights. We are a very active club with regular Club Meetings.

Originally formed in 1969 as the Rayleigh Astronomical Society, the Castle Point Astronomy Club is a small and friendly group of people meeting near Rayleigh in Essex with a common interest in astronomy and the sky at night.

Our members are of all levels of knowledge and expertise - from absolute beginners to experienced amateur astronomers, and from armchair astronomers to those out under the stars with a telescope on every clear night!

Our meetings are open to all. Our meetings are accessible, informative and above all fun! There is no obligation to join (see our Entrance and Membership Fees page for details). Just come along and see for yourself.

We occasionally hold Open Nights to introduce astronomy to members of the public. We also meet regularly at a dark site in the Dengie Peninsula for serious observing away from the polluting lights of Southend-on-Sea.

We also have a range of Club telescopes, binoculars and other equipment available for loan to members.

Full details of meetings and venue locations.

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