Channel Islands


The Society would be delighted to hear from anyone with more information about this county’s links with astronomy. Can you add anything to the names of the people and places listed below? Please contact me if you have anything however small.

Societies and Organisations

Jersey Astronomy Club (JAC), founded  late 1990s through the efforts of Neil Mahrer first meeting at a local art centre later moving to Hautlieu.  The current venue and club observatory, the Sir Patrick Moore Astronomy Centre, was opened in 2004 at Le Creux Country Park, St. Brelade.

La Société Guernesiaise – Astronomy Section [Guernsey Astronomical Society] (SGAS), founded 1972, as one of the twelve sections of  La Société Guernesiaise (established 1882).  The group with around 40 members (2016)  runs the Guersey Observatory with an active outreach programme (WEA courses etc.).  It is equipped with 16-inch Meade, 11-Celestron, 5-inch Takahashi refractor, and 6-inch heliostat.

SHA County Co-ordinator: David LeConte


No of SHA Members resident in this County …1

Perhaps you can add names and places to these islands

We need the names of astronomers, amateur or professional, observatories, public or private – in fact anything appertaining to the history of astronomy in the recent or distant past.



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