The 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:
- All about the Society, who we are, what we do, where we are, how to join etc.
- A gallery of members’ images
- Scripts, software and other useful resources
- An annual imaging learning day.
Join our discussion group for members and friends; any astronomy hobbyist; in the Reading area.
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.
Here is a talk in progress
A gallery of images from East Reading Festival 2014
By Marc Charron.