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Membership Information.


Visitors are welcome at any Public Lecture Meeting. Also visitors are very welcome to visit the Godlee Observatory a few times before deciding whether or not to join the Society. If you wish to know more about the MAS why not take a quick tour of the Godlee Observatory, or better still, come down to see us. Please read the Health & Safety Notice below.

As a member of the Manchester Astronomical Society, you would have access to the Godlee Telescopes for visual observing or bring along a camera to image the Moon and Planets. Membership also gives you, use of the library, where you can borrow books, videos, CD's, DVD's. There are also a number of telescopes available for loan to members. The Godlee Observatory is open on most Thursdays from about 6:30pm - 9:30pm apart from when there is a public lecture which is held on the third Thursday from Sept to March inclusive, with the AGM in April. The Godlee Observatory is usually also closed over the Christmas New Year period.

Membership Subscriptions

    Annual Subscriptions: 20.00
    Student Membership: 50% of adult subscription (10.00)
The Rules of the Manchester Astronomical Society, are here for your reference. (Adobe PDF file)

If you wish to join the Society you may print out the Membership application form, and post it, with your subscription, to the address at at the bottom of the form. Please note that due to Health and Safety Restrictions. Members under the age of 18yrs are not allowed to enter the Godlee dome area (where the telescopes are situated), the spiral staircase or the walkway on the outside of the dome. Please read the Health & Safety Notice below.

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Health & Safety Notice

Health & Safety procedures within the Godlee Observatory are maintained for the safety of members, staff and visitors to the observatory. Currently this restricts the minimum age of persons that can enter the Godlee dome area (where the telescopes are situated), the spiral staircase to 18yrs. All visitors must be accompanied by a trained warden when using the spiral staircase or entering the Godlee dome. Note: The walkway on the outside of the dome is no longer accessible. All persons in the Godlee Observatory Complex must observe all Health & Safety procedures and notices.

All group visits must be pre-arranged to ensure there are an appropriate number of trained personnel present, this may require a risk assessment. All visitors will receive safety instruction upon arrival.


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