About Astronomy Society
As the name suggests, we are a society fascinated with what goes on in the night's sky! We aim to provide a relaxing and friendly environment for the experience, education and ultimately enjoyment of astronomy, and all things related.
What COVID-19 Means for Us
As you may expect, the COVID-19 pandemic and current university/government rules and guidelines have affected the way our society is run - but our love of space is as strong as it's ever been, and we're not going to be stopped by one spiky boi.
Many of our events are going to be online, at least for the upcoming term, but we are going to aim to have some educational in-person events where possible. Online events will include pub quizzes, documentary-viewing sessions, and talks about astronomy/astrophysics. We're currently considering running gaming events, such as by starting a Minecraft server. We now have a Discord server for better soc communication, especially during gaming-related events, so if you'd like to be added to that please just drop us a line.
In-person events will involve careful adherence to social distancing guidelines, making them as safe as possible. As an added safety measure, we will also be running a track-and-trace system.
Due to the uncertainty and constraints on in-person events, membership to the society is free for this year. This means that you can join the society, and attend as few or as many events as you would like to, without paying any membership fees.
We are also continuing with our space-themed newsletter, which we began publishing last term. This includes information on big developments in the astronomy world, articles about astronomy and astrophysics, and comics by our extremely talented secretary.
We usually aim to run at least one social a week - although meeting times/days vary, particularly as observing is so weather dependent. To keep up-to-date with socials feel free to contact us about joining our mailing list, which is open to non-members as well.