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

Croydon Astronomical Society

Governance and Committee

The society is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales – registration number 1187803.  

Our Constitution sets out the overall governance framework of the society.  In particular the Constitution sets out the objects of the society which are:

To advance education in the science of astronomy and related subjects for the public benefit in Croydon and the surrounding area by

The day to day operation of the society is run by its Committee.  The Committee consists of up to ten charity trustees.  The key offices of the Committee are the Chair, Treasurer and Secretary and the other offices are Vice-Chair, Programme Secretary, Outreach Co-ordinator and Membership Secretary.

The Committee has set out detailed rules, policies, information and etiquette in the following documents:

Our Constitution


Rules for visiting the Observatory

Rules for visiting Trinity School

Policy on Child Protection and Protection of Vulnerable Adults

Policy on the use of Sky Laser Pointers

Forum Etiquette

Pre-booked Group visits

Website cookie policy

Data privacy policy (GDPR)

Laptop and TV at the Observatory (instructions)

Draft AGM minutes 2021

Trustees’ Report 2021

Link to past editions of Altair, the Society’s journal

History of the Society (to follow)