Astronomy Section, La Société Guernesiaise
Rue du Lorier
St Pierre du Bois
Jean M. Dean (Secretary)
NUMBER OF MEMBERS
The Astronomy Section of La Société Guernesiaise (the local studies society) is the astronomy society of Guernsey. Founded in 1972, it is an active group of about 60 members, and welcomes anyone with an interest in astronomy, whether beginner or experienced.
The Section has a fully equipped roll-off roofed observatory building with a computerised 16-inch Meade SCT reflector and 5-inch Takahashi refractor mounted equatorially. In addition the Section owns an 8" Celestron SCT and Skywatcher 12" Dobsonian on altitude-azimuth GOTO mounts, and a Skywatcher 80mm Esprit refractor and HEQ5 GOTO equatorial mount which is used for astrophotography.
On site we also have a meeting/club room which is used for weekly meetings and public/school outreach.
Members have many interests, including: the planets, comets, deep sky objects (e.g. galaxies and nebulae), double stars, celestial mechanics, computers, astrophotography and astronomical history.
The Section meets regularly each Tuesday evening from 8.00pm onwards and visitors are welcome.
The Section is a member of the British Astronomical Association.