Belper Astronomy Society To Be Formed

Are you an amateur stargazer? Do you want to learn more about the universe?

A new astronomy society is being founded in Belper and they are looking for new members to join.

The Belper Astronomy Society welcomes people of all abilities and knowledge from beginner to advanced.

They will be holding regular meetings and organiser Andrew Huskinson has booked the upper bar in the Queens Head, Chesterfield Road, on the following Thursday nights up to Christmas:

  • September 15th
  • October 6th
  • October 20th
  • November 3rd
  • November 17th
  • December 1st
  • December 15th Xmas Party

Meetings will be from 7.30 PM. These will be social club nights and will make use of the patio at the rear of the Queen’s Head Pub. On clear nights they will have a small telescope in use.

Once the society are established as a club and have the Federation of Astronomy Societies membership and Third Party Insurance they aim to go out to public dark sky sites as well. Dark sky sites offer spectacular stargazing opportunities, mostly in rural areas, for astronomers in areas that have reduced light pollution.

In the future the society also aims to have outside speakers, or their own members, in once a month to do a talk or demonstration. They also want organise public star parties for members of the public come and to use their telescopes.

Further details may be obtained by emailing organiser Andrew Huskinson.

Claire Meese


7 thoughts on “Belper Astronomy Society To Be Formed

  • 5th September 2016 at 10:33 pm

    This is great news!! I’ve been hoping this would come along in Belper and look forward to attending.

  • 6th September 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Will there be an admission fee? I’m really looking forward to next Thursday!! I’m a beginner but love the stars and this is a great idea.

  • 14th September 2016 at 7:32 pm


    Please give me a call on 07950161577


  • 15th September 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Hi , was the message about calling you for me or the orhaniser?



  • 3rd October 2016 at 8:00 am

    hello my name is wayne im interested in astronomy is there a admission fee to join the astronomy evening

  • 12th September 2019 at 7:51 am

    When is the next meeting?

  • 16th September 2019 at 2:02 am

    Hello David, We do not organise the Society meetings. If you wish to join, you need to email Andrew Huskinson. His email is linked in the article.

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