Astronmical Organisations and Research
Astronomical societies exist in many areas. They are mainly centred around major towns and cities.
However an interest in astronomy exists with people in every walk of life.
• Committee members
The society will usually schedule a members’viewing night which is held once a month, but
members are welcome to use the observatory at any time. Public meetings can be organised at any
time simply by ringing the society. Contact information for bookings, etc. is posted on their websit
Societies have a great depth of experience, a range of sophisticated equipment and usually a library
with textbook resources. The equipment and resources are normally available to members through
a booking system. Individual members are usually well equipped and more than willing to share
and discuss their own equipment.