Aurora over the Old Racecourse in Lewes by Robert Massey Summer Solstice on Malling Hill Whirlpool Galaxy by Roy Marriott

About Us

We're a friendly astronomy group based in the East Sussex county town of Lewes. Whether you're passionate or just curious about astronomy, expert or novice, everyone is welcome. Our activities cater for all levels of knowledge, experience and interests within astronomy.

Previously a small group known as the Lewes Astronomers, our heritage dates back many decades. Astronomy has made significant strides during that time, yet it remains one of the few scientific disciplines in which amateurs can play a useful role.

After relaunching as the Lewes Astronomical Society in 2022 we enjoyed unprecedented growth. We now have about a hundred members and many more followers on our mailing list. However, our ethos remains simple; to promote all aspects of astronomy in a welcoming and inclusive environment for people living in and around the Lewes area.

For general enquiries about our society, please send an email to Alternatively, you are welcome to contact any of the team members shown on our committee page.

Join Us

Membership runs for 12 months from 1st September each year, and includes free admission to our public meetings—£3 for non-members—which are normally held on the first Wednesday of each month (except July and August) at the Grade II listed town hall in Lewes. A guest speaker or member of our society usually presents an informative talk with a slideshow.

We also arrange additional events throughout the year, such as stargazing evenings. Our events are a great way to meet amateurs and professionals in the field of astronomy and make new friends.

Join us today! See our membership page for more details.


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Next Public Meeting

Summer Solstice 2024 Outdoor Event

Malling Down Nature Reserve
20th June 2024 at 8pm

Once again, we are holding a free and informal gathering on the Lewes downland to celebrate the Summer Solstice, which this year falls on Thursday 20th June. Weather permitting, we will have the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Ouse Valley while the sun goes down. See our Summer Solstice webpage for full details.

Find Us

Our public meetings are normally held in the Lecture Room on the first floor of Lewes Town Hall, East Sussex BN7 2QS. Entrance is in Fisher Street. Wheelchair access is available on request. Municipal car parks are free after 5pm, the nearest in East Street, West Street and North Street.

Latitude 50.8734N Longitude 0.0104E /// gravy.ecologist.kneeled