Plymouth Astronomical Society

Welcome to the website of the Plymouth Astronomical Society!

Here you will find out about our society, including our forthcoming programme of meetings.

If you want to get in touch with us, please visit our Contact us page.  And if you want to become a member, please visit our Join us page.

Clear skies!



 We have a new logo.

Smeaton's Tower on Plymouth Hoe is an

iconic landmark in Plymouth but perhaps

less well-known is that John Smeaton had

a strong interest in astronomy.


Transit of Mercury across the Sun - Monday 9th May 2016, 12.12pm to 19.42pm - The PAS will be at Jennycliff with solar viewing equipment from 11am until 3pm and again from 5.30pm until 7.30pm (map on the Join us page).  All welcome - no need to be a PAS member.  Don't miss it as there will not be another Mercury transit until November 2019 and then not again until November 2032!

Free Open University Astronomy Courses - Moons (starting 29 February).  More information here.  See also here for other astronomy courses offered by the OU.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 - See the winning images here.

Some Beautiful Messier Objects:
  • The Pleiades, M45

  • The Andromeda Galaxy, M31

Smeaton's Tower, Plymouth Image by Gareth Evans

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