The Croydon Astronomical Society is registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation - 1187803

Croydon Astronomical Society

The Society holds public talks, currently  at the Royal Russell School, Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey CR9 5BX. This location may change. These are held every other Friday during school term time and are open to the public. We hope to re-start our talks in September. Click HERE for details of how to find us and what’s on.

We also have an observatory, near Kenley historic aerodrome. There is a clubhouse for visitors and a kitchen for hot drinks (but no toilets).

We try to open to the public (free, no need to book) on any Saturday night when it is clear. We plan to recommence opening the observatory to the public (weather permitting) from 14th August. Information will be posted here and also on the society's Facebook and Twitter pages. 

Parking (observe restrictions) is nearby, off-road in Hayes Lane just a couple of hundred metres to the south at the Royal Air Force Kenley Tribute.

We sometimes open the observatory on other days/nights, for example for special meteor showers or for solar viewing.  Click HERE for any upcoming events.

Click HERE for location and etiquette while on the site and click HERE to see if we are open this Saturday.

You can book a Group Visit for groups of children (school groups, scouts, cubs etc) or adults. These are normally arranged during the week.  We are now taking bookings for group visits.  There is a small charge for this. Click HERE for further details or to make an enquiry.

Thinking of buying a telescope or just got one and want help setting it up?  We can probably help. Contact us.

Is the observatory open?

Meetings & Public talks programme

How can I contact you?

Contact us here.

Plans for re-opening.

Update: July 2021.  We are working on plans to start re-opening, both our fortnightly talks and our public openings of the observatory.  See below.