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

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    Society for Popular Astronomy

All meetings now on Zoom


 Face to face meetings cancelled

Please go to the programme link to see any updates.


Next Meeting

4th December

Megan Arno - Univ. of Central Lancashire

'The next blink of a cosmic eye: astronomy in the next 200 years: '

In 2020 the Royal Astronomical Society celebrates its 200th anniversary.  From the first meeting, when fourteen gentlemen sat down to dinner at the Freemason’s Tavern in London in January 1820, the Society has grown to a diverse membership of more than 4000 geophysicists and astronomers, both amateur and professional.  Astronomy has come a long way in that time, and our understanding of the Universe has changed fundamentally.  What didn’t we know 200 years ago?  Where is astronomy going next?  Join Megan for a look at some exciting upcoming telescopes and future space missions, and some predictions for what we might discover in the next 200 years… Premiered at the Royal Astronomical Society Open Meeting  January 10th 2020.

Membership fees are now due for this season. Please go to the payments link 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 2019/20 is avaible here:

REPORT (Word document)