The main objective of The Astronomical Society of Glasgow is to promote an interest in Astronomy. Membership of the Society is open to everyone; and all ages are welcomed. While the lecture program is free, its only a small part of what the Society offers. By joining the Society, all the extra benefits below are available.
- Access to the Acre Road observatory twice a month from October through to March where you can use the computer driven 16" Meade LX200 telescope, and learn a little more about observing, and hopefully if the skies are clear see some fantastic views of some of the amazing sights the universe has to offer.
- Darker skies observing evenings held at Mugdock Country Park just outside Glasgow where we have slightly darker skies to observe under. Members bring along their own telescopes, and the Society's telescopes are available for members to look through. So if you're looking to purchase a new telescope, this could be the best way to try out many different scopes under darker skies and ask all the questions you want to from people who own the scopes!
- Darker Skies weekend, held at Blencathra Fields Studies Centre, outside Keswick in the Lake District, where some of the darkest skies in Scotland can be found. A truly fantastic weekend of observing, that is only available to members.
- Monthly Newsletter
All these extra benefits are available with membership to the Astronomical Society of Glasgow. Membership costs £20 per year for over 16s, and is free for 16s and under.
Please note that the Society is in the process of transitioning from the old ASG to our new form as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (or SCIO for short) which will be called "The Astronomical Society of Glasgow SCIO" registered charity number SC049446. The old ASG has been dissolved with the permission of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), hence the application form being removed, and the new ASG SCIO will be ready to accept membership applications from shortly before the start of the 2020-21 session in September in a few months. Please check back then to download the new membership application form.
Members' only events are only visible in the ASG Calendar section once you have logged in.
Please be assured that the personal information supplied by you to the Society is treated confidentially and is used purely for administrative purposes and will not be disclosed to any third party. Also note that although membership for Junior members (16 and under) is free, we do still need a completed membership form so we can send you our Newsletter and membership card.