Welcome to the Cockermouth Astronomical Society website. Hopefully you'll find all the information you need about our society and astronomy in West Cumbria here. If not contact us.

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How to Join

If you are interested in joining our society it's really easy. Just turn up to one of our regular meetings and introduce yourself, you don't need to book or pay anything up front.

Our Meetings

We meet on the last Tuesday of most months. Meetings start at 7.30pm and usually close around 9pm, although you'll normally find someone around from about 7.15pm. Check out the programme to find the next meeting date and topics.

Meetings are fairly informal with plenty of opportunity for you to ask questions, seek advice and get to chat to other members. We start with a short round up of the month's astronomy and space news, have a short refreshments break and finish with a talk or demonstration of a specific topic which changes each month.

How to find us

We meet at the Friends Meeting House on Kirkgate in Cockermouth. Link to the location here. Note that there is limited parking at the meeting house so please plan to use one of the car parks in town. The nearest ones are at the kirkgate Centre or in Market Place. 

Membership Options

You don't need to worry about membership straight away. When you do there are two membership options;

You can 'pay as you go', a small sum each meeting you attend to help us cover the cost of hiring the hall.


You can join as a Full Member, paying an annual fee (currently £15) which entitles you to attend all our meetings, vote in our Annual General Meeting and borrow certain society equipment such as books from our library or the society telescope.

If you need anything else just email info@cockermouthastronomy.co.uk