Looking Through Telescope

Welcome to
Croydon Astronomical Society

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Public opening of the Observatory

Saturday 4th December.


A lovely bright winter day with blue skies and sunshine will change to an overcast evening and so we will not be able to open.

Our next opportunity to open will be next Saturday, the 11th December.

We have an observatory near Kenley aerodrome which we aim to open to the public each Saturday evening. Whether we can open depends on the weather (and availability of volunteers).  We can't open if it is wet, windy or cloudy.  As the weather is often quite changeable we sometimes can't make the final decision about whether we can open until mid-afternoon on Saturday.  We post messages on our Facebook page  and our answerphone (07719 339336).

We also post our decision here.  Please check before you set off to visit us.

Public talks

Our next talk is on Friday 17th December at 7.30pm when we will have our Christmas Social including a fun quiz.

The Society holds public talks in the Sandison Room at Trinity School, Shirley Road, Croydon CR9 7AT. Open to all, there is a suggested donation of £3 to cover the costs of the venue. Refreshments are available in the break.

Why we're here

Our objectives are to advance education in the science of astronomy and related subjects for the public benefit in Croydon and the surrounding area by:


  • encouraging a popular interest in astronomy and allied subjects;

  • helping beginners, irrespective of their age, to acquire a knowledge of astronomy and allied subjects; and

  • providing facilities for practical work and active participation in astronomical observation.

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