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RAS LogoThe Reading Astronomical Society was founded in 1972 to promote amateur astronomy in the Reading area. The Society holds two meetings a month with invited speakers and maintains a membership of over 100 members, which makes Reading AS one of the larger societies in the UK.


I met lot’s of lovely people, and can’t believe how professional the whole evening was…. – Ryan, Jun 2014

….just to say that Anne and I had a very enjoyable evening at Reading AS. Everyone was so friendly and made for a very sociable evening. – Guy, May 2015

How I wish I lived closer because, without doubt, I would become a member of your Society! – Jane Green, Oct 2015

…it was such a thrill speaking to such an enthused and interested audience; a science communicator’s dream! – Ceri Brenner, Jan 2016


Welcome to the website of Reading Astronomical Society. Our site offers information about the Society and astronomy. You will find:

Join our discussion group for members and friends; any astronomy hobbyist; in the Reading area.

You can contact us via Twitter and Facebook or email [email protected].

We maintain a news list for anyone in the area to keep in touch with all our astronomy events. To subscribe, send an email to [email protected].

We support the Commission for Dark Skies. Formally Campaign for Dark Skies.

We meet regularly at St Peter’s Church Hall in Earley.

Adult LearningB&W

There is an opportunity to study basic astronomy at a local adult learning centre.

Waingels College, Woodley

Santa’s Grotto 2015

More images

East Reading Festival 2014

Here is a gallery of images from Marc Charron.

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