Current solar activity (SOHO images)
19.5 nm image of the Sun
19.5 nm
28.4 nm image of the Sun
28.4 nm
30.4 nm image of the Sun
30.4 nm

Current moon phase
Welcome to the Cleethorpes & District Astronomical Society, founded in 1969 and located at Beacon Hill Allotments, Cleethorpes. We have our own lecture room and observatory containing a 16 inch Newtonian/Cassegrain telescope as well as other smaller telescopes. Regular monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month with invited speakers who give talks on a range of astronomical topics. We also run a beginners' course from September to June once a month on Friday evenings which is open to everyone.


The new beginners’ course has started. It is open to anyone and you may join the course at any stage.

The British Astronomical Association is holding a 'Back to Basics' Workshop on 14 March 2015 at The Collection, Lincoln. For further information and to book a place click here.

BBC Stargazing Live returns 18–20 March to coincide with the total solar eclipse on 20 March. In our area it will only be a partial eclipse of about 86% starting at 8.28am, maximum at 9.24am and ending at 10.44am. EXTREME CARE should be exercised when viewing the Sun and should NEVER be done through binoculars or telescopes, only use certified eclipse viewing glasses e.g. BAA Solar Viewers. More eclipse information can be found at NASA, BAA and SPA

Open Evenings: The society is hosting two Stargazing Live Open Evenings on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 March 2015 from 7.00pm to 9.00pm which are FREE for everyone to attend. Please note there is no on-site parking.

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