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 now on Zoom


 Face to face meetings cancelled

Please go to the programme link to see any updates.


Next Meeting

6th November

Ian Palmer - regular visitor to FSLAS

'The Planets of our Solar System'

 Ian has done a couple of fine talks for us in the past - this talk should give our current season a good start

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


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


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)