Sunderland Astronomical Society was formed in July 1993 by an enthusiastic group of local amateur astronomers. We try to cater for all levels of interest and experience, and are especially pleased to welcome newcomers into the fascinating study of the heavens.
We hold meetings on the second and third Sunday of each month at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Washington, in the Discovery Centre and meetings start at 7 pm.
Meetings are free to attend so you can come along and see if the Society is for you before you join up.
Meetings on the second Sunday of the month are Workshop Meetingswhen the more experienced astronomers help the those new to the science to get acquainted with their instruments and with finding objects in the night sky.
Meetings on the third Sunday of the month are Lecture Meetings and feature a talk lasting around 30 to 45 minutes, either by a visiting professional astronomer or an experienced amateur astronomer.