Manchester Astronomical Society

Manchester Astronomical Society, Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street Building, University of Manchester, Manchester M1 3BU
Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 4977 (24 Hour Voicemail)

Established: 1903

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Affiliated to the British Astronomical Association

Founder member of the Northwest Group of Astronomical Societies


Welcome to manastro.org

This is the home page of the Manchester Astronomical Society. To find out more about us, see the about us page. If you are interested in visiting us see the weekly meetings page to find out what's on. You are welcome to attend our public lectures. The society has an active Facebook group which everyone is welcome to join.


An extremely rare atlas compiled by John Bevis in the eighteenth century, discovered at the Manchester Astronomical Society.

More information can be found here.


The Godlee Observatory on the roof of the Sackville Building,  The University of Manchester.


Weekly Meetings

The society has meetings on Thursday evenings in the Godlee Observatory. See our meeting page for more information.


Public Lecture

18th February 2016

The Antikythera Mechanism

Dr. Tony Freeth

Antikythera Mechanism Research Project

This is a free accessible public lecture. Please see the lectures page for full details.

Public Outreach

The society had a display at the museum of Science and Industry, Manchester on 9th January 2016. Images can be found here.

Member of the Society for the History of Astronomy

Member of the Federation of Astronomical Societies