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 6th January

Meeting

Guest speaker: Lionel Wilson on:

Lunar volcanism in the light of the Chang'e 5 sample return mission

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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Meanwhile:

See our Monthly Newsletter for December 2021

See our Sky Notes for Kendal during December 2021

Recent Member’s Images

NCG7000 (North American Nebula) and IC5070 (Pelican Nebula) from August. Sony A7iii camera ISO 1600, Canon 70-300mm f/5.6 lens @300mm, 19x 2min exposures. Credit: Mike Armstrong. Click on image to enlarge.

Above: November 24th. The great Red Spot is just visible and the Moons Io [left] and Europa [right}. Credit: Ian Bradlry. Click to enlarge.

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 at2.5secs,iso
800, f5 and wide shot at iso 400, 1/1250, f5. Credit James Robertson

Comet C2020 F3 NeowiseJuly 19 2020 @ 23:40 to 23:48 UTStackof8x
1min trackedCanon EOS 750DTamron 70-300mm @70mmiso 800 f4Kentrigg, Kendal,CumbriaUK

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