Amateur astronomy societies in the UK and Ireland: a guide

Interested in joining an astronomical society? We've compiled a list of over 200 amateur astronomy societies and clubs across the UK and Ireland.

A good telescope combined with excellent viewing conditions away from light pollution will give you incredible views of the night sky. Credit: iStock

Amateur astronomy societies are a great way of meeting fellow stargazers, whether you are just getting started in astronomy or are a seasoned observer.

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Astronomy societies are a great way to learn, socialise and meet other members who are only too happy to share their experiences and knowledge.

If you have found yourself asking “where is there an astronomy club near me?” Then you have come to the right place.

Below is a list of over 200 amateur astronomical societies around the UK and Ireland, so you can find an astronomy club near you.

If your astronomy club is not listed and you would like to be included, let us know at contactus@skyatnightmagazine.com.

England

Bedfordshire

Buckinghamshire

Berkshire

Bristol

Cambridgeshire

Cheshire

Cornwall

Cumbria

Derbyshire

Devon

Dorset

East Midlands

East Sussex

East Yorkshire

Essex

Gloucestershire

Greater Manchester

Hampshire

Hereforshire

Hertfordshire

Kent

Lancashire

Leicestershire

Lincolnshire

London

Merseyside

Norfolk

North Yorkshire

Northamptonshire

Northumberland

Nottinghamshire

Oxfordshire

Shropshire

Somerset

South Yorkshire

Staffordshire

Suffolk

Surrey

Tyne & Wear

Warwickshire

West Midlands

West Sussex

West Yorkshire

Wiltshire

Worcestershire


Isle of Wight

Isle of Man


Wales

Blaenau Gwent

Clywd

Gwynedd

Mid Glamorgan

Monmouthshire

South Glamorgan

West Glamorgan


Scotland

Aberdeenshire

Argyll & Bute

Ayrshire

Caithness

Dumfries & Galloway

Dundee

Edinburgh

Fife

Glasgow

Inverness

Moray

North Lanarkshire

Renfrewshire

Ross-shire

Scottish Borders

South Lanarkshire

Stirling & Falkirk

Strathclyde


Northern Ireland


Republic of Ireland

Cork

County Westmeath

Dublin

Galway

Kerry

Limerick

Meath

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