Astronomy Groups: Hampshire

Andover Astronomical Society (AnAS), founded 1995 by a group of local astronomers with a strong outreach remit.  Members (40-2016) meet at Grateley War Memorial Hall, Grateley (SP11 8LG) with talks and observing session.

Basingstoke Astronomical Society (BsgAS). Members (60-2016) meet at Cliddesden Primary School, Basingstoke (RG25 2QU).

Cody Astronomical Society (CodAS), founded 1998 by employees of QineteQ (formerly Royal Aircraft Establishment).  Members (40-2016) meet at the Cody Technology Park, Farnborough and have use of an observatory housing a 6-inch Coude refractor by Zeiss.

Fordingbridge Astronomers (FA) founded for astronomer of all ages and abilities. Member meet at the St Ives Club, Ringwood (BH24 2PF)

Gosport Astronomy Club (GAC), defunct (2016)

Hampshire Astronomical Group (HaAG), founded 1960 by Ray Bootland following an advertisent in a local paper.  Members meet at Clanfield Memorial Hall, Clanfield (PO8 0RB) and observe at Clanfield Observatory on Hinton Heights. It houses 12, 16 & 24-inch reflecting telescopes along with 4, 5 & 7-inch refracting telescopes in separate domes.

HantsAstro (HA), founded 2008 by David Woods and Graham Green. The informal observing group with 300 members arranges around Hampshire – mainly at Butser Ancient Farm (main observing site), Queen Elizabeth Country Park (once a month) and Butser Hill (South Downs National Park) on an ad hoc basis.

Salisbury Astronomical Society (SaliAS), founded (?).  Members meet monthly (1st Thur.) at Winterbourne Glebe Hall, Winterbourne Earls (SP4 6HB) and monthly observing sessions at Old Sarum Airfield (3rd Thur.).

Solent Amateur Astronomers (SAA), founded 1972 by 14 keen amateur astronomers in the Southampton area.  Members (c.50-2016) meet at Oasis Academy, Lordshill, Southampton (SO16 9RG) and Toothill Observatory, Toothill near Southampton.

Southampton Astronomical Society (SouthaAS), founded 1924 to promote and stimulate an interest in astronomy.  Members meet at the Isaac Watts Memorial Church Hall, Southampton (SO16 6TS).

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