Welcome

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

All Meetings Cancelled

 

Because of the COVID 19 national emergency it is not yet clear whether meetings can be held. Several speakers have indicated a willingness to attend and provide lectures when meetings are possible. Please go to the programme link to see any updates.

Other News

 
 

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

 

On 9th May 2016 member Colin Taylor kindly provided observing facilities throughout the day from Pennington for members to observe the transit of Mercury. This rare event enabled us to see the planet Mercury cross the face of the sun over several hours using a specially modified telescope. Members at Mercury transit

(The picture shows the members who attended - click on picture for larger image).

 

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 presented his Annual Report and Balance Sheet to members at the regular meeting on the 1st November 2019.

See them both here:

REPORT (Word document)

BALANCE SHEET (jpg FILE)