Open University Astronomy Club

Last updated 2 August 2022

We are back in our previous meeting room in the Robert Hooke Building

Next meeting on Tuesday 13th September - plan: 7:30 meeting starts at Robert Hooke building

New additions:

George Abell Observatory re-opens for visitors of all ages - download booking form

Sky Notes for August 2022

BAA Lunar Section Circular - August 2022


Where we meet

Meetings Programme

Members' images

Sky Notes & Space News



Contact us


Home Page

The club now uses for club messages, and photos. To send a group email send to:

OUTREACH OBSERVATORY VISITS (sponsored by Barrie Jones)

The Open University will not allow us to open the observatory due to Covid.

The club can host visits to the George Abell Observatory for visitors of all ages. See Contact Us download the booking form there and email it to the Outreach Coordinator to arrange a visit.

Please help Michael with his Space News by sending him anything you find that may be of interest. See Contact Us for his email address.

Meetings of the Open University Astronomy Club are normally held from 7:30pm - 10:00pm on the first Tuesday of every month from September to June at the Robert Hooke Building of the Open University, Milton Keynes. A map showing the location of the Robert Hooke building in the OU campus can be found from the link Where we meet above.

Meetings are open to all (not just OU students and staff) and please do not worry if you are a beginner, our speakers are chosen to be of interest to all, and our members will be only too pleased to help you.

Click on Meetings' Programme above to see a list of speakers.

We are affiliated to the British Astronomical Association so our members may read the BAA Journal, peruse the Handbook and attend meetings at a discounted rate.

Latest postings:

Members' images now on: if you haven't got an account please let me knwo.

Astronomy Apps for smartphones


Chair: Johanna Jarvis (please address all correspondence to the Vice Chairman Peter Hudson)

Vice Chairman: Peter Hudson

Treasurer: David Baines

Secretary: John Walters

Outreach coordinator: Sheridan Williams

Webmaster: Sheridan Williams

To contact any of the above click on Contact us.

Club Events Calendar

Web site created and maintained by Sheridan Williams. I need help, so if you are willing and able, please contact me.