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Meetings at the Royal Russell School

 • The next meeting at the Royal Russell School is Friday next 22nd September at 7:45 pm. The schedule of dates and talks can be seen here with details updated as soon as they are known.

EGM - Friday 22nd September

 • Notice is hereby given that an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) will be held at the next school meeting on 22nd September. This has been called because the accounts could not be audited in time for the AGM of 12th May. The agenda is: To approve the 2016/17 accounts.

Kenley Observatory Openings

 • With the summer break over we are now into our new observing season and so our observatory at Kenley is back to opening again. Specific openings and details of what can be seen are on the Forthcoming Events section of the events page.

Whenever open on a Saturday the public are welcome, just turn up.

Location, facilities and notification of all openings are given here.

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 • The images to the right show the most recent by our members, mostly in the south London area. See the gallery for more details of these and other images.

 • Photo Gallery updated 7th March with updates to existing galleries.

 • The Latest News page has new items (updated: 8th July).

 • The Events page has new events (updated: 8th July). Observing events at Kenley, past and for the rest of the year.

 • The Astronomy page now has links to what can be seen in the night sky right now, choosing a telescope, online calculators etc.

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We also have an observatory, above, near Kenley aerodrome CR8 5EP. There is also a clubhouse for visiting groups, a kitchen for hot drinks and wireless broadband internet. Schedule meetings here are on some Friday nights for members only, and any Saturday night it is clear for the public as well. We notify just below when this is the case. Parking is nearby, off-road in Hayes Lane just a couple of hundred metres to the south at the Royal Air Force Kenley Tribute.

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With the summer break over we are now into our new observing season and so our observatory at Kenley is back to opening again.

Specific openings and details of what can be seen are on the Forthcoming Events section of the events page.

Whenever open on a Saturday the public are welcome, just turn up.

Location, facilities and notification of all openings are given here.

Founded as the Croydon Group of the Junior Astronomical Society on 5th May 1956, and becoming the Croydon Astronomical Society in 1965.

The Society holds lecture evenings at the Royal Russell School, Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey CR9 5BX. These are held every other Friday during school term time. More information on dates and our lectures are in the Meetings page. Lectures start at 7:45 pm and finish around 10 pm. There is free parking and very good public transport links.

Andromeda galaxy - Trevor Searle

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North American nebula - James Robertson


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