Astronomy Groups: Devon

Exeter Astronomical Society (ExAS), inactive (2011).

Exmoor StarGazers (ESG), founded (?). Members meet monthly (1st Tues.) at the Duke of Wellington (PH), Wellington Square, Minehead, Somerset (TA24 5NH) and hold observing sessions at theExmoor National Park.

Norman Lockyer Observatory Society (NLOS), formed from the joining of the Sidmouth and District Astronomical Society with the Sidmouth Amateur Radio Society in 1995; the radio group moved to a new site in 2014.

North Devon Astronomical Society (NDAS), founded 1973.  Members meet at the Methodist Church Hall, Barnstaple (EX31 2DJ) with access to the society’s run-off roof observatory.

Plymouth Astronomical Society (PiAS), founded 1965 by Lawrence Harris who earler helped establish an observatory and club at Widey Technical School with an old 10-inch reflector (Calver?).  Member meet at Plymouth University and hold observing sessions locally.

Sidmouth and District Astronomical Society (SiDAS), active from 1974 to 1995 at the Norman Lockyer Observatory site – now defunct see Norman lockyer Observatory Society above.

Tavistock Astronomical Society (TaAS), founded (?). Meets at Kelly College – active 2002 but now defunct (2018).

Tiverton and Mid Astronomical Society (TMAS), founded 1985 by Graham West.  Member meet and observe Blundell’s Prep School, Tiverton (EX16 4NA).

Torbay Astronomical Society (ToAS), founded  1956.  Members meet and observe at Torquay Boys Grammar School, Torquay (TQ2 7EL) with access to the school’s observatory.

The South West Astronomical Association: appears to be defunct – formerly the Devon Astronomical Association.

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