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 Our current rates:

  • Full membership: £25 per annum
  • Concessionary rate: £20 per annum  (under 17's, over 65's, full-time students and unemployed)
  • Household: £35 (2+ members at the same address)
  • New members: £15 (first year/part of year)
  • Institutional membership also welcome. Please contact us for more details.
Membership renewal is due in January.

There is a room hire charge to be paid at the door for the monthly formal and informal meetings. This is £2 for members and £3 for non-members.


Being a member of the Leeds Astronomical Society entitles you to:

  • Access to a full program of monthly meetings with visiting speakers
  • take part in visits to observatories and other places of astronomical interest
  • take part in observing sessions with other members of the society which are regularly on offer
  • Access to various magazine and reduction schemes through our membership to the associations listed at the bottom of the page
  • a free 'magazine' called Nebula

Instruments available to all members*

  • Orion 8in Dobsonian telescope
  • Meade LX90 8in telescope
  • Various eyepieces (including TeleVue Nagler)
  • Giant 20x80 binoculars
  • Solarscope (Educational Version)
  • 3in Refractor
  • 60mm Refractor

*Condition for borrowing - being a full paid member of the society for at least 1 full year

Books available to all members

1. ASTROFAQS - Questions amateur astronomers frequently ask. - Stephen F. Tonkin.
2. ASTRONOMY WITH SMALL TELESCOPES Up to 5in.,125mm. - Stephen F. Tonkin. (Ed).
3. DEEP SKY OBSERVING. The astronomical tourist. -Steven R. Coe.
4. OBSERVING COMETS. - Nick James and Gerald North.
6. THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION. (The continuing story of.) - Peter Bond.
7. USING THE MEADE ETX. 100 Objects you can really see with the mighty ETX. - Mike Weasner..

How to join:

  • If you are interested in joining the society, just come along to a meeting to listen to a talk and meet some of the members. Talk to our treasurer about joining. You are welcome to come to one or two meetings before joining.

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