The Andover Astronomical Society was founded in 1995 by a small group of local amateur astronomer and is a member of the Federation of Astronomical Societies.
We are a small society that caters for anyone with an interest in astronomy. We have members of all ages with a range of experience levels from complete beginners to experienced observers.
The society have regular meetings that run from September to April each year. We have a varied program to try and cater for everyone and have something for all levels of experience. We also talk about what is in the sky for the coming month, and what is worth looking for. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
The skies are nice and dark where we meet, so after each meeting, if the weather permits, we do some observing. Everyone at the meeting is invited to have a look.
Experienced members of the society can offer advice on astronomical equipment, how to use it, and offer observing tips. Beginners are encouraged to learn from the more experienced members in the society.
Many members do lots of observing away from the club. Most are more than happy to help other people. If you would like some practical help or would just like to team up with other amateur astronomers to do some observing, you only have to ask.
As well as information about the society, this site contains general information about astronomy, observing and the equipment used for amateur astronomy. Do take the time to look around.