Welcome!

The Eddington Astronomical Society meets in Kendal, Cumbria in the Kendal Museum.

Meetings bring together astronomers and others who are interested in science and the cosmos, and provides a forum for discussion of matters relating to astronomy. The Society is named in honour of Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, the famous astrophysicist, who was born in Kendal.

New members are welcome. Anybody wishing to join the Society during the pandemic, please use the contact form here. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Our next event will be on Thursday 2nd September

Meeting

Guest speaker: Peter J Williamson FRAS on:

Herschel to Hawkwind, Astronomy & Music: How each influence each other

Whether you’re interested in cosmological theories, or just want to know how to find your way around the night sky, EAS is for you. Visitors and new members are welcome regardless of age, experience, or any equipment they might (or might not) own. We host well-known and popular guest speakers. Our own members also give talks and presentations about subjects related to astronomy.

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Due to the coronovirus pandemic, our public meetings are replaced by internet meetings for members until further notice.

Meanwhile:

See our Monthly Newsletter for May 2021

See our Sky Notes for Kendal during May 2021

Recent Member’s Images

The Leo Triplet of spiral galaxies. The edge on spiral galaxy NGC3628, the Hamburger Galaxy, top with M66 and M55 beneath. Image taken over two nights, April 10th and 11th, 2021, and comprises 7.8

Dec 12th, 16:23. Helsington. Credit: Ted Woodburn

Aurora from Long Meg stone circle and a bonus meteor. 00:30 September 26th.
Credit: Carol Grayson.

Canon 1100 with kit zoom lens at 55mm. Composite of Mars taken without moon in shot at 2.5 secs, iso 800, f5 and wide shot at iso 400, 1/1250, f5. Credit James Robertson

Canon 1100 with kit zoom lens at 55mm. Composite of Mars taken without moon in shot at
2.5 secs, iso 800, f5 and wide shot at iso 400, 1/1250, f5. Credit James Robertson

Comet C2020 F3 Neowise
July 19 2020 @ 23:40 to 23:48 UT
Stack
of 8 x 1min tracked
Canon EOS 750D
Tamron 70-300mm @70mm
iso 800 f4
Kentrigg, Kendal,
Cumbria UK

More member’s images in our Member’s Images gallery.

Future EAS public Moon Watches are supsended during the Coronavirus pandemic.