Lewes Castle at night Summer Solstice on Malling Hill Whirlpool Galaxy by Roy Marriott

About Us

We're a friendly astronomy group based in the East Sussex county town of Lewes. Whether you're passionate or just curious about astronomy, expert or novice, young or otherwise, everyone is welcome.

Previously known as the Lewes Astronomers, our heritage dates back many decades. Astronomy has made significant strides during that time, yet it remains one of the few scientific disciplines in which anyone can play an active role.

We became the Lewes Astronomical Society in 2022. Our ethos remains simple; to promote all aspects of astronomy in a convivial environment for like-minded people living in Lewes and the surrounding area.

If you're thinking of buying a telescope, we can offer impartial advice. However, you don't need fancy equipment to enjoy astronomy – just look up at the night sky, weather permitting!

Join Us

Membership runs for 12 months from September each year, and includes free admission to our public meetings which are normally held on the first Wednesday of each month (except July and August) at the Grade II listed town hall in Lewes. We also arrange additional meetings and practical observing sessions for our members according to demand.

A guest speaker or member of our society usually presents an informative talk and slideshow. Our events are a great way to meet both amateurs and professionals in the field of astronomy, and make new friends.

Apply now to secure your membership for the forthcoming season! See our membership page for more details.


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Next Public Meeting

A Whistle-Stop Tour of the Inner Planets
William Joyce
Lewes Town Hall
6th December 2023 at 7:30pm

A guided tour around the planets of the inner Solar System reveals links between the Earth and its siblings, with fascinating discoveries and new mysteries revealed by exciting space missions. This discussion provides an introduction to the nearest planets in our Solar System, presenting their characteristics, unique features, and comparisons with our own planet. Many fascinating aspects will be encountered, with plenty of spectacular imagery from recent space missions. Everyone welcome. Non-members £3.

Find Us

We normally meet in the Lecture Room on the first floor of Lewes town hall, East Sussex BN7 2QS. Wheelchair access is available on request. Entrance is in Fisher Street, just across the road from ASK Italian. Nearby municipal car parks in East Street, West Street and North Street are free after 5pm.

Latitude 50.8734N Longitude 0.0104E /// gravy.ecologist.kneeled