Welcome to Swansea Astronomical Society
Swansea Astronomical Society is the oldest astronomical society in Wales - established 13th February 1948.
The aim of the Society has always been "to further the knowledge of and to stimulate public interest in the science of Astronomy, also to promote and conduct research into problems related thereto" and this is as relevant to today's Society as it was in 1948.
The Society meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month, October through to May when speakers, from within or outside the Society, accept the Society's invite to talk on all matters astronomical. These meetings take place at Swansea University, Singleton Campus, in Lecture Room 2 of Fulton House (at the head of the drive into the campus). See our Member Events page for details of forthcoming events.
The Society has achieved a recent prominence in the field of astrophotography with several members exploiting the relatively recent advances in C.C.D. imaging which has brought professional results within the grasp of the amateur astronomer.
Unfortunately our evening observing sessions have been temporarily suspended. This follows the dismantling of our Observatory at the Fairwood playing fields of the University College of Swansea. A new Observatory is planned at a new site at Swansea Airport, Fairwood which we hope to have operational in early 2015. The new observatory is being made available to us from a partnership of Swansea City Football Club and Swansea Airport.
Watch this space for news on the progress of this exciting development.
The Swansea Astronomical Society currently has a membership of some 80 members. We are always happy to accept new members! If you are interested in joining the Society - contact our Membership Secretary on 01792 208384.
If you have any astronomical or administration queries - contact our Secretaries on 01554 753488. See our Contact page for further details.