These web pages will give you some idea of what the Society is about. We hope it will encourage you to come along to a couple of our meetings. And, if you are new to astronomy or simply developing your interest in this fascinating amateur science, we hope we will eventually be able to welcome you as a new member.
You do not have to know much about astronomy to join the
Society. You don't even need to own a telescope. All you need is enthusiasm to learn about the subject and a desire to share this interest with other like minded people.
WHAT WE DO
Our mission of the society is to help promote astronomy across all mediums by providing talks, workshops, observing sessions, to public outreach.
Who We Are
President Richard Stephenson
Vice Presidents Alasdair Charles, Alf Petty
Secretary Michelle Williams
Treasurer Joesph Gordon
Observing organiser Simon Murray
Outreach Coordinator Jason Russell
Web Admin/graphics Heather P
Other committee members - John Wilkinson & Alison B
Programme Secretary - position vacant. Interested? Please let us know at any of our meetings
And not to forget all our members contributions throughout the years making the society what is is today.
The Newcastle upon Tyne Astronomical Society was founded in 1904 and is active in both the practical and theoretical aspects of astronomy.