Events

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday 15th December - Stargazing - Winter Wonders

    Starts 19:00.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

  • Starts 19:45.

    We start the New Year with a slightly quirky topic. We are turning things around and will tell you about looking down at the Earth itself from space.

    Plus the regular features.

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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