Cranfield Astronomical Society

Sharing the joy of universe to all

Do you want to know the night sky?

Would it be nice to recognise the constellations and the Milky Way?

Have you seen the rings of Saturn or the moons of Jupiter?

Are you interested in joining us to explore?

Come & join us:

The Cranfield Astronomical Society aims to provide a forum at Cranfield for the discussion of all astronomical matters, to encourage amateur observation and to operate, on behalf of the University, the observatory which was built to house the telescopes. The observatory is equipped with a Celestron C11 telescope on a powered equatorial mounting. Facilities exist for simple astrophotography through the main equipment. Some computer software is available for demonstration and observation calculations. There is also a range of portable equipment for offsite observation.


Throughout the years, we have helped many to gain and grow an interest in Astronomy. The friendly group happily blend together novices and experts.


Basic Astronomy Course:

As part from our regular meetings, the Society runs an evening course in Basic Astronomy and Observation on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm starting in the Autumn term. The cost of membership is 10 for students of Cranfield University and 17 for non-students (this includes the course and use of equipment).





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Loxham Observatory, behind Mitchell Hall

12 Jan 2016 (Tue) 3:00pm - 6:00pm

12 Jan 2016 (Tue) 7:30pm - 9:00pm

13 Jan 1016 (Wed) 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Moon with iphone

Fiona Muir-Howie 2014