Stour Astronomical Society

Welcome to the Stour Astronomical Society

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The Stour Astronomical Society was established in March 2003 by Dr Kevin Marshall and Geoff Burling. Its main aim is to fill a void in the county of Suffolk where there is a lot of interest in astronomy but very few places to go and meet other amateur astronomers. Also members can listen to talks given by expert speakers, receive advice on what equipment you perhaps would like to buy and what to observe in the night sky. It is anticipated that members will be drawn from nearby towns and villages in the Stour Valley area.

At the moment one either has to travel over to Cambridge or Orwell, both having first-class astronomical societies but nevertheless quite some distance away. So please come along on the first Tuesday of the month to meet fellow amateurs and to deepen your love of the wonders of the night sky. Please donít forget to tell any friends you have who might also be interested in astronomy!

Where do we meet?

Stour Astronomical Society meets on a monthly basis in the Cavendish Memorial Hall on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.30 p.m.

Click here for a map.

At each meeting an illustrated talk will be given either by a society member or by a guest speaker.

It is hoped that at future meetings some observation will be possible on clear nights and members are invited to bring telescopes or binoculars when weather conditions permit.

Membership - £18.00 per year.

Visitors & Guests - £3.00 per evening.


If you would like to join, please send an email to the Chairman or Secretary on the contacts page or download this Enrolment form and bring it with you to the next meeting.

Membership Renewal

If you would like renew you membership then please download this renewal form, fill it in and bring it with you to the next meeting.

Don't miss the stunning photographs made by our member Peter Sims as featured in the Sky At Night magazine.

Please check the members' photo gallery and click on Pete's album.


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