Channel Islands

 

SHA County Co-ordinator: David LeConte

Email: dleconte@guernsey.net

Astronomy Groups

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.

 

 

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