New Deal for non-members:

If you can’t attend all of the meetings during the year you might not want a full membership. From this year you can pay-as-you-go to attend all of our meetings. The cost is £3 which is payable on the night or you can use Eventbrite to book your ticket (Small booking fee applies). Just go to the Eventbrite website here and search for ADAS to get a full list of our meetings.

Diary of meetings

At each meeting of the society we have an event such as sky viewing, show and tell, what’s visible at the present time or a presentation from a guest speaker. The speakers may be from within ADAS or they are invited guest speakers from other societies or astronomy related establishments.

Here is a list of the events for the 2016/17 year:

2nd September 2016



7th October 2016 

Speaker: Prof Philippa Browning Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

Subject… “Solar flares and space weather”. 


4th November 

Dr Megan Argo of Jodrel Bank

Subject… “The Modern Universe”. 


2nd December 

Speaker:   Rodger King, ADAS

Subject… “Astrophotography”  modern way Part 2

Presentation available for download : Getting started with AstroPhotography II


6th January

President of the British Astronomical Association, Dr Jeremy Shears

Subject … Harold Knox-Shaw & the Helwan Observatory


3rd February

Dr Rene Breton, University of Manchester

Subject … Einstein’s Relativity: Tested to the Limit with Pulsars


3rd March

Dr Stacey Habergham, Liverpool John Moore’s University

Subject … Exploring the Universe with Exploding Stars


7th April  

Roger Brown, Salford Astronomical Society

Subject … Kids in Space


5th May  

Chris Reed, Altrincham and District Astronomical Society

Subject … Moons of the Solar System


2nd June  


Subject … TBA