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est. 1956

Welcome to the website of the Croydon Astronomical Society

 • The next meeting at the Royal Russell School will be on Friday 6th Mar at 7:45pm.

 • Our observatory at Kenley will be open tonight Sat 21st Feb, from 8 pm, as we have clear skies. There is a thin crescent moon which will set just after 9 pm, comet Lovejoy is still easily visible and the planet Jupiter is very well placed. Deep sky objects will be easily seen and at their best from 9 pm.

 • The society publishes a journal illustrating current society news, events and astronomical observations etc. Please visit the
Altair page for details on how to contribute.

 • Photo Gallery updated 27th Sept with a new gallery.

 • The Latest News page has new items (updated: 8th Dec).

 • The Astronomy page now has links to what can be seen in the night sky right now.

 • The Events page has new events (updated: 19th Dec).

   Founded as the Croydon Group of the Junior Astronomical Society on 5th May 1956, and becoming the Croydon Astronomical Society in 1965.

The Society holds lecture evenings at the Royal Russell School, Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey CR9 5BX. These are held every other Friday during school term time. More information on dates and our lectures are in the Meetings page. Lectures start at 7:45 pm and finish around 10 pm. There is free parking and very good public transport links.

We also have an observatory, above, near Kenley aerodrome CR8 5EP. Besides hosting several instruments there is a clubhouse for visiting groups, a kitchen for hot drinks and wireless broadband internet. Parking is nearby, off-road in Hayes Lane.

Our observatory at Kenley will be open tonight Sat 21st Feb, from 8 pm, as we have clear skies. There is a thin crescent moon which will set just after 9 pm, comet Lovejoy is still easily visible and the planet Jupiter is very well placed. Deep sky objects will be easily seen and at their best from 9 pm.

The Moon is a thin evening crescent and we have two bright planets visible during twilight, Venus in the west and Jupiter in the east. Mars can be found just above Venus.


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