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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.


We get many email enquiries about membership ([email protected]) and we are happy to answer but the best way is just turn up at a meeting! First time always no charge.

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 associate with other societies in the region through SAGAS

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

Here is a talk in progress

A gallery of images from East Reading Festival 2014

By Marc Charron.

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