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Meetings at the Royal Russell School

 • The next meeting at the Royal Russell School is tomorrow Friday 24th November at 7:45 pm, when we welcome Prof. Steve Miller who will speak to us on the Cassini/Huygens mission - the details of which, along with the schedule of dates and talks, can be seen here. Details are updated as soon as they are known.

Kenley Observatory Openings

 • Our observatory at Kenley may be open this Saturday 25th November depending on the weather. The next after opening opportunity will be next week, and whenever open the public are welcome, just turn up.

Details of this and other events can be seen on the Forthcoming Events section of the events page.

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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Our observatory at Kenley may be open this Saturday 25th November depending on the weather. The next after opening opportunity will be next week, and whenever open the public are welcome, just turn up.

Details of this and other events can be seen on the Forthcoming Events section of the events page.

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

On Saturday 14th October we were open from 7 pm to see Saturn and the Night Sky - finding your way around event, which was well attended. In addition we saw the planets Saturn and Uranus as well as many deep sky objects, as the weather was clear for most of the time.

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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