The Plymouth Astronomical Society (PAS) meets on the second Friday of each month at the University of Plymouth from September to July. Society meetings are free to members and visitors are very welcome to attend at a cost of £2 on the door.
All meetings are held in the Rolle Building and there is disabled access to the venue. If the ground floor door is locked, please ring 01752 588400.
- The Beginnings of the Space Age, by Professor David Southwood CBE, PAS Patron and currently Chair of the UK Space Agency Steering Board. David was President of the Royal Astronomical Society from 2012–14.
Friday 11 October: The Night Sky in October
- John Couch Adams and the Discovery of Neptune, by Sheila Evans.
Friday 8 November: The Night Sky in November
- Equipment and Astrophotography Evening. PAS members will offer advice on buying and using viewing and astrophotography equipment and associated computer software.
Friday 13 December: The Night Sky in December
- The Transit of Venus: Captain Cook’s Own Words from 1769, by Ken Facey.
Friday 10 January: The Night Sky in January
- Dunes on Pluto, by Dr Matt Telfer, Associate Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Plymouth.
Friday 14 February: The Night Sky in February
- A New Way to Launch Without Propellant Using Quantised Inertia, by Dr Mike McCulloch, Lecturer in Geomatics, University of Plymouth.
Friday 13 March: The Night Sky in March
Friday 17 April: The Night Sky in April
- The Cosmic Perspective - A Tour of the Observable Universe, by Luke Christison.
Please note that seating is limited for this event in the Immersive Vision Theatre and it is essential to book a place at this meeting in advance at one of the PAS meetings in January, February or March. Priority will be given to PAS members (entrance free) but visitors are welcome (£4 fee, payable upon booking).
Friday 8 May: The Night Sky in May
- The Potential for Life on the Frozen Moons of the Solar System, by Martin Griffiths, Director of the Brecon Beacons Observatory in the International Dark Sky Reserve at the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Friday 12 June: The Night Sky in June
- Ancient Skies and Megaliths of Cornwall, by Brian Sheen, Director of the Roseland Observatory.
Friday 12 July: The Night Sky in July
- Observing Highlights for July and August, by Phil James.
- Summer Quiz and Raffle
- PAS AGM