Farnham Astronomical Society


The Farnham Astronomical Society a friendly and informal society, with a membership spanning a wide range of ages and experience – from absolute beginners to experienced observers. There is always a warm welcome for visitors and new members. The Alexander Observatory stands as a listed building in the centre of the Aldershot Army Garrison. Visits to the observatory are by arrangement.

The general public & local community:
-The Alexander Observatory is open to the public during events such as Open Heritage Days. For details of future public observing evenings and other events please visit the events section of their website.
-Observing and presentation evenings with local schools and scouts groups can be arranged. For more information please contact outreach@farnham-as.co.uk

-Meetings are held on the second Tuesday every month from 7.30pm at the Aldershot Cricket Club. Parking is available adjacent to the cricket club and outside of the meeting hall there is an area where members can set up telescopes – if the sky is clear.
-Regular observing evenings and talks are held for members (these are closed sessions and arrangements are shared via emails to the membership).
-Equipment and books are available for hire to members.
-There are 6 different membership options. Please note that the society is aimed at adults, and junior members (under 18s) will need to be accompanied by a guardian when attending society events. To join as a member, please visit the website.

About Farnham Astronomical Society

The Farnham Astronomical Society was founded in 1971 by a group of keen local amateur astronomers with the aim of promoting and furthering interest in the night sky and all things astronomy amongst the people of North Hampshire and West Surrey.

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User Cost/Charge Information
Annual membership:
Adult: £15.00
Student: £7.50
Junior: £2.00
One Adult plus Juniors: £17.00
Couple: £25.00
Family (2 Adults plus Juniors): £27.00

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Farnham Astronomical Society





Members meetings:
Aldershot Cricket Club
Guildford Road
Hampshire GU12 4BP

The Alexander Observatory
Queen's Avenue
Hampshire GU11 4AA

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