This community of amateur stargazers in Somerset welcomes newcomers whether absolute novices, armchair astronomers or die-hard observers and astrophotographers. No one is too young or too old to enjoy space and the night sky. The aim is to share the enjoyment of stargazing and practical astronomy, to help members develop their knowledge/skills/experience in the fascinating field and to bring the experience to a wider audience through outreach, public events and collaboration with bodies like the William Herschel Society, English Heritage and Bath Preservation Trust.
There is an annual membership fee which is used to cover the costs of monthly meetings/speakers expenses and outreach activities. The fee depends on your circumstances:
|Adult membership||-||The default annual membership type|
|Couples membership||-||For two adults at the same postal address, this membership type means you can all actively share an interest without breaking the bank|
|Student membership||-||For those in full-time education or possessing a valid NSU Student ID|
|Young Person||-||For those under the age of 18 years not joining under a Family membership|
The society gathers monthly from September to June each year on the last Wednesday of each month starting at 7:30pm and the venue is the:
Herschel Museum of Astronomy,
19 New King Street,
Bath, BA1 2BL.
Pop along to meet us without commitment and then decide if you'd like to become a member.
Membership offers the benefits of free entry to Bath Astronomers talks and to the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, monthly guides on what you might like to try and observe, notifications about regular observing sessions, and access to loan telescopes. The Bath Astronomers has a constitution and it can be downloaded here.