Events

Upcoming Events


  • Here's a chance for you to get your astronomical equipment in fine fettle for the forthcoming observing season.
    Our team will be on hand to converse about collimation, drool about diagonals, eulogise about equatorial mounts, inspire you about imaging, pontificate about polar alignment and suggest how to save money along the way.
    Know nothing? Still come along and get advice from what is years of combined personal experience from our team. We all started somewhere, knowing little or nothing, but we will advise you on how to get the best experience from observing the night sky, regardless of budget.

    Location: The Ranmoor Parish Centre, 5 Ranmoor Park Rd, Sheffield S10 3GX, UK
  • Saturday 29th September - Stargazing - start of the new season.

    The lengthening nights mean we switch back looking at the stars and other fascinating objects in the night sky. Our team have broad range of knowledge, so if you want to find out about equipment, imaging, or simply look through one our telescopes and go Wow! come up and see us at the Sportsman Inn. We'll be on the field behind the pub.
    Note: This event is free.

    Location: Sportsman Lodge Moor, 569 Redmires Rd, Sheffield S10 4LJ, UK

  • We welcome back Dr. Julian Onions of the University of Nottingham. Julian works with computer simulations of large fractions of the universe to understand trends in galaxy formation and evolution.

  • Saturday 15th December - Stargazing - pick 'n mix

    With a first quarter Moon, and the winter constellations rising in the south east, there's plenty of interest to look at, including the planet Uranus - the first planet discovered since ancient times, and some beautiful multiple stars.
    The last event of the year, but we'll be back in January 2019.
    Note: This event is free.

    Location: Sportsman Lodge Moor, 569 Redmires Rd, Sheffield S10 4LJ, UK
The information above is subject to change but is kept as accurate as possible.


Visitor Information

All of our events are open to the public – all ages and abilities are welcome.

For details about the different types of meetings we have see the Meetings Overview page.

Speakers and Beginners evenings meet at The Ranmoor Parish Centre, 5 Ranmoor Park Road, SHEFFIELD S10 3GX unless stated otherwise.

Members are entitled to free entry at all Sheffield Astronomical Society events.

Non-member visitor entry fees are as follows:

£3 … Adults
£1 … Children under 18 and students presenting a valid NUS card

Stargazing and Sungazing Live events are FREE to everyone unless stated otherwise. The locations of these events can vary so keep an eye on this website or the Facebook Group.


Observing Locations

We host observing events at a number of locations in and around Sheffield. For ease of setup, we have included latitude, longitude and elevation details below:

Sportsman Inn, 569 Redmires Road, SHEFFIELD, South Yorkshire S10 4LJ
Stargazing Events September-April
Sungazing Events April-September

Latitude:  53° 22.274’N
Longitude:  1° 34.635’W
Elevation:  291m


Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Clarkehouse Road, SHEFFIELD, South Yorkshire S10 2LN
Sungazing Events April-September

Latitude:  53° 22.291’N
Longitude:  1° 29.745’W
Elevation:  107m


Surprise View Car Park, A6187, Grindleford, Derbyshire
Stargazing Events September-April

Latitude:  53° 19.041’N
Longitude:  1° 37.447’W
Elevation:  309m


Phoenix Inn, 2 High Lane, Ridgeway, SHEFFIELD, South Yorkshire S12 3XF
Stargazing Events September-April
Sungazing Events April-September

Latitude:  53° 20.101’N
Longitude:  1° 23.870’W
Elevation:  184m

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