The FSLAS exists to provide a meeting place for amateur astronomers of all ages and abilities in the Furness and South Lakes area of Cumbria, England.


Our charter says that we will:


Promote astronomy in the local community

Provide education in astronomy for groups, schools, and the general public.

Offer help, advice, and support to enthusiasts on all manner of related subjects.


Please click on the links above to browse the site.


If you have any queries regarding the society, please see the list of email addresses on the contact page.

    We are members of:

    FAS logo

    Federation of Astronomical Societies

    SPA logo

    Society for Popular Astronomy

 Next Meeting
5th January 2024


Dr Joanne Pledger - University of Central Lancashire
SN2023ixf: The closest supernova in a decade

(recorded video talk)

Please go to the programme page to see any updates.


Membership fees for this season were due in October. Please go to the payments page to see how to pay.

Other News


Richard and Neil Alldridge visited the USA to witness the 2017 total solar eclipse. See their pictures in the Gallery


Why not have a look at some of the pictures taken by our members?
Eddie Dixon's of solar activity and a selection of David Higginbottom's taken at the observatory.
Follow the link to Gallery


Financial Report

The Treasurer Report and Balance Sheet for the year 2022/23 is available here:

REPORT (Word document)