Upcoming Events

  • Saturday 19th August - Sungazing!

    Join us in the Botanical Gardens where you can use the Society's specialist solar observing equipment to safely view Sunspots, Prominences, Filaments and other features of out closest stellar neighbour!
    Remember folks - safety first. DO NOT OBSERVE THE SUN DIRECTLY UNLESS YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE DOING! Sheffield Astronomical Society operates specialist equipment which is used to safely observe the Sun. You only have two eyes. Look after them.
    Starts 13:00 until 16:00

    Location: Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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Weather Forecast

Sheffield England United Kingdom
August 16, 2017, 14:15
Partly sunny
current pressure: 1020 mb
humidity: 62%
wind speed: 11 mph N
wind gusts: 18 mph
sunrise: 05:47
sunset: 20:32
Forecast August 16, 2017
Mostly cloudy with showers
max. UV-Index: 7
Forecast August 17, 2017
Partly sunny
max. UV-Index: 10
Partly cloudy