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 • The next meeting at the Royal Russell School is tonight Friday 3rd July at 7:45 pm, when Keith Brackenborough will present a talk: ‘Herstmonceux: the Rise and fall of an Observatory’.

 • Our observatory at Kenley will be open this Sunday 21st June from 12pm midday for our annual combined BBQ/Picnic and solar day. This is in conjunction with the international SUNday event across the world. We will have a variety of telescopes, some solar telescopes and members are encouraged to bring their own instruments and join in.

  The society will provide the basic BBQ grill, salad, bread rolls and soft drinks, and members are asked to bring anything else to supplement, such as burgers to cook on the stove.

  The day will start at noon with solar observing immediately and then the BBQ will be lit, say, whenever anyone's hungry (which could be lunchtime; we have enough charcoal to last until late).

  Facilities at the observatory are: hot water for drinks, wireless broadband and a portable type camping toilet with flush, for the first time ever, located privately in a separate room it is very easy to use.

 • Photo Gallery updated 22nd March with a new gallery.

 • The Latest News page has new items (updated: 19th Mar).

 • The Messier Marathon page has an introduction, guide and support items (updated: 19th Mar).

 • The Events page has new events (updated: 18th March).

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

 • 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.

We also have an observatory, above, near Kenley aerodrome CR8 5EP. There is also a clubhouse for visiting groups, a kitchen for hot drinks and wireless broadband internet. Schedule meetings here are on some Friday nights for members only, and any Saturday night it is clear for the public as well. We notify just below when this is the case. Parking is nearby, off-road in Hayes Lane just a couple of hundred metres to the south at the Royal Air Force Kenley Tribute.

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.

Our observatory at Kenley will be open this Sunday 21st June from 12pm midday for our annual combined BBQ/Picnic and solar day. This is in conjunction with the international SUNday event across the world. We will have a variety of telescopes, some solar telescopes and members are encouraged to bring their own instruments and join in.

  The society will provide the basic BBQ grill, salad, bread rolls and soft drinks, and members are asked to bring anything else to supplement, such as burgers to cook on the stove.

  The day will start at noon with solar observing immediately and then the BBQ will be lit, say, whenever anyone's hungry (which could be lunchtime; we have enough charcoal to last until late).

  Facilities at the observatory are: hot water for drinks, wireless broadband and a portable type camping toilet with flush, for the first time ever. Located privately in a separate room it is very easy to use.


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