Huddersfield Astronomical And Philosophical Society

Huddersfield Astronomical And Philosophical Society

Charity information

Huddersfield Astronomical And Philosophical Society

We provide access to the people in the community of Kirklees Area to view the wonders of the Night Sky and also the Sun on complete safety using a telescopes in our Observatory.

Founded 1969

  • Mission statement

    1. We offer a Beginners Astronomy Course - which is run twice a year
    2. Outreach - we can take telescopes to schools and community groups by prior arrangement
    3. We arrange meetings where a guest speaker from local and national Universities come to present their work in Astronomy research
    4. We aim to support anyone who shows an interest in Astronomy providing advice on which equipment to buy, the best times to see the night sky, safe access to specially filtered solar telescopes
    5. We support local Libraries with in-term and out-of-term activity days themed with Astronomy and Space in mind
    6. We support local amenities such as Parks, bringing astronomical equipment along for the park visitors to use
    7. We regularly visit other Astronomy Societies for observing sessions in other parts of the UK
    8. Our Program consists of a variety of meetings using in-house and outsourced information to provide enjoyment of Astronomy from an amateur perspective
    9. We support National organisations in their efforts to control the spread of unnecessary light pollution
    10. We support schools by opening our Observatory for out-of-school activities relating to viewing the Sun, Moon, Planets, Stars, Nebulae, Galaxies
    11. All the above is done on a not-for-profit basis - any annual surplus is used to fund future upgrades to our equipment and/or provide extra equipment that can be borrowed on a not-for-profit basis
    The Society is run under the rules of the Charity Commission

  • Aims

    Huddersfield Astronomical And Philosophical Society aims to:

    • We are seeking assistance with the funding of the replacement for our current main Observatory telescope. We estimate it will need replacing within 5 years time.
  • Overview

    Established: July 1969

    Registered Charity Number: 507817

    Board members: 12

    Volunteers: 40

    Phone number: 01484348754

    Address: 4A Railway Street Huddersfield West Yorkshire HD1 2JP

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