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Manchester Astronomical Society

About the Club

Manchester Astronomical Society meet every Thursday at the Godlee Observatory (except when a public lecture is taking place and during Christmas/New Year week), when slide shows, digital image shows, informal talks and occasional 'workshops' take place. Of course the telescopes are also used, weather permitting.

On the third Thursday of the month, from October to March, a free public lecture is held at a venue in the centre of Manchester. Currently, this is the John Dalton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Oxford Road, commencing at 19:30. Non-members are most welcome.

The prestigious Kopal Lecture is given annually by an academic from The University of Manchester in honour of an old friend, the late Emeritus Professor Zdenek Kopal, Manchester's first Professor of Astronomy.


Contact Details


Email Address:

Telephone: +44 (0) 161 306 4977

Address: Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street Building, University Of Manchester, The University of Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13 9PL


Please Note: This is an approximate location based on the address above. Please contact the astronomy club to confirm the location.

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