Astronomy Society

Welcome to our SUSU page! We are a group of amateur astronomers who go observing on Southampton Common. Why not come along and try it out? We meet every Monday in the main SUSU building by reception at 8:00pm. Below are some pictures of our society in action - an observing session, at our end of year event and on a solar observing session.

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Astronomy Society this year are:

Shannon Keates
Confectionary Officer
Cameron Thomson
Observing Officer
Maxwell Barnett
Fiona Ball
Roberta Vieliute
Social Secretary
Shannon Keates
Imre Oks
Vice President

Membership Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Astronomy Society, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Free Year MembershipFREE18/10/2020 - 30/06/2021The free membership allows students to attend the online sessions without paying the full £5 fee which is usually offered for the observing sessions. The membership will remain free for the entire academic year and you will be able to turn up to all online events and in person observing sessions. A £5 membership is also available to students for priority access for observing sessions where the fee will be put towards the equipment and the cleaning supplies although those who don't pay the £5 will be able to attend if there aren't enough priority members.
Year Membership£5.0018/10/2020 - 30/06/2021Membership will allow students to attend all online events as well as give priority access to students for the in person observing sessions. The society is planning on completing in person observing sessions throughout the year which will be done in line with SUSU and University guidelines. Students will be able to attend the observing sessions if they pay the free membership and there isn't too much interest. The £5 membership fee will go towards the observing equipment as well as cleaning supplies that will be used on the equipment between uses.


All SUSU clubs & societies must have a Constitution which governs how they run

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Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Astronomy Society are available to view below