Welcome to Ashford Astronomical Society...
We're a big society, with over 100 members of all ages...
Children are especially welcome...
Some of them even give talks!
Our meetings are all aimed at enthusiastic beginners and are not highly technical (unless otherwise advertised)
Above all, we're practical, getting outside as often as we can, observing the sun... (safely of course!)
And the moon and the stars.
AAS also works the with community, supporting local schools and groups...
We even got to meet Sir Patrick Moore!
We look forward to welcoming you at one of our upcoming meetings!
Have you ever looked up at the night sky and thought ‘Wow!’, but wished you knew a bit more about it? Have you ever bought or been given a telescope and found it too difficult to setup and use?
Astronomy is a fascinating and rewarding hobby, but it’s all to easy to be put off by obscure technical jargon, the enormous price of some of the equipment on sale and the sheer difficulty of knowing where to start.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no requirement to be an ‘expert’ or a ‘top notch’ scientist, or even to buy huge quantities of expensive stuff to get going. All you need to start with is an interest in looking up at the night sky and a wish to know more about it.
What else do you need? A welcoming and friendly Astronomy Society to guide you along of course!
A group of AAS members recently helped the pilgrims hospice by doing a sponsored fire walk! Anita, Mark, Abbey, Jim, Aimee and Steve estimate that their total (including offline donations and sponsorships) might reach £2,000 but it’s not too late if you want to help them to increase their fundraising! To donate, please visit