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. Complete beginners welcome.
I met lot’s of lovely people, and can’t believe how professional the whole evening was…. – Ryan, Jun 2014
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
…thank you all for an excellent evening when we attended last Friday week and for helping us understand how to use our telescope. [We] thoroughly enjoyed the session and have since been viewing the moon and Jupiter. We make progress… Damian, May 2017
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 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.