About us

These web pages will give you some idea of what the Society is about.

We hope it will encourage you to come along to a couple of our meetings.

If you are new to astronomy or simply developing your interest in this fascinating amateur science, we hope we will eventually be able to welcome you as a new member.

You do not have to know much about astronomy to join the Society - you don't even need to own a telescope.

All you need is enthusiasm to learn about the subject and a desire to share this interest with other like minded people.


Our mission of the society is to help promote astronomy across all mediums by providing talks, workshops, observing sessions, to public outreach.


The Newcastle upon Tyne Astronomical Society was founded in 1904 and is active in both the practical and theoretical aspects of astronomy.