Photos by E Gibson (left) and A Dumitriu (right)

 As well as the public lectures, we at the ASG carry out a range of outreach activities throughout the year. During the winter months, these focus on introducing people to the night sky and giving them the chance to observe the Moon, stars, galaxies and nebulae through a range of telescopes. During the summer, the focus not unexpectedly changes to solar observing.

Come along to these events and meet us, whether you're a beginner or an experienced astronomer. If you're thinking of buying a telescope, you can see the various types some of our members use - but you should also check out some of the advice available online.

Some of our upcoming activities are listed below.