Astronomical Society

Do you want to know the night sky?
Would it be nice to recognise the constellations and the Milky Way?
Have you seen the rings of Saturn or the moons of Jupiter?
Joining us to explore.

The Cranfield Astronomical Society aims to provide a forum at Cranfield for the discussion of all astronomical matters, to encourage amateur observation and to operate, on behalf of the University, the observatory which was built to house the telescopes. The observatory is equipped with a new Celestron C11 on a powered equatorial mount.  Facilities exist for simple astrophotography through the main equipment. Some computer software is available for demonstration and observation calculations. There is also a range of portable equipment for offsite observation.

The Society runs a Beginners Programme in the Autumn and Winter terms.  The friendly group happily blend together novices and experts. Throughout the years, we have helped many to gain and grow an interest in Astronomy.