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Friends House, Carlton Hill

188 Woodhouse Lane, LS2 9DX

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We also participate in various public activities either in collaboration with other groups in Leeds or by organising observing evenings during the year. If you would like to know more please click here.


2018 Meetings Calendar

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2016 Meetings Calendar

2015 Meetings Calendar

2014 Meetings Calendar

2013 Meetings Calendar

2012 Meetings Calendar

2011 Meetings Calendar

2010 Meetings Calendar

2009 Meetings Calendar


By tradition meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month; the theme is normally a lecture or presentation on a particular astronomical topic given by guest speakers or society members.

Meetings of an informal nature, where members have the opportunity to show something about their interests (slides, videos, instruments, observations, etc.) occur two weeks later, on a Wednesday again.

The venue is The Quakers Meeting Room (details above on the left). Doors open at 7.00pm and meeting ends between 9.30 and 10pm.

2014 Formal Meetings

January 8th

  • Stargazing Live! Public Event at the ‘Fox and Hounds’, Bramhope

January 22nd

  • Members' Annual General Meeting

Saturday January 25th

  • Stargazing Live observing session on the Chevin

February 12th

  • Pioneering the voyage to new horizons

  • Chris Suddick

March 12th

  • Viking astronomy

  • Martin Lunn

April 9th

  • From cracked mirror to Nobel prize, the story of the Isaac Newton telescope

  • Lee McDonald

May 14th

  • Imaging from northern England

  • David Routledge

June 11th

  • Manchester's first rocket man

  • Kevin Kilburn

July 9th

  • To see the beginning of time

  • Andy Lound 

August 13th

  • No meeting

September 10th

  • The Yorkie downunder

  • Martin Whipp

October 8th

  • Optical quality and a comparison of telescope systems

  • John Timmins, FRAS  

November 12th

  • Gamma-ray bursts, big bangs and big surprises

  • Prof. Nial Tanvir from Leicester

December 10th

  • President's Evening


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