The University of St. Andrews Astronomical Society
Explore the universe with us.
AstroSoc is run by students but open to all! We host free stargazing events almost every Thursday night, from the comfort of our observatory. Open rain or shine, we endevour to showcase the best that the universe has to offer. Whether you are a Professor of Astrophysics or you haven’t even heard of the Moon, we would love to have you and we are sure you will learn something new!
AstroSoc primarily uses the Napier Building Observatories. Here we use both our 10" Makutov-Cassegrain LX200 and 16" Schmidt-Cassegrain LX200 telescopes to seek out the dimmest stars. Capable of seeing galaxies outside of our own, we regularly push these instruments to their limits. Join us for a night and see the breathtaking magnifience of the universe for yourself.
The people who run the society
I love astronomy, data & ways to stop the planet from dying.
5th year Astrophysicist. Usually mixing coffee with my hot chocolate.
Rocket nerd, marksman & surprisingly good swimmer.
Bookworm, guitarist & knitting enthusiast.
- Senior Observing Director
Lover of nebulae, telescopes and crafting.
- Depute Observing Director
I'm always up to talk about stars, and especially galaxys.
- Web Overlord
Developing is fun!
- Events Rep.
Just in it for the hot chocolate.
- Publicity Officer
Social Media guru (spends too much time on instagram).
- Trip Organiser
PhySoc is better, really...
- Baking Rep.
I help out by doing Bake Sales.
- First Year Rep.
Proud owner of a 1969-piece Saturn V rocket LEGO set.
- Postgraduate Rep.
Dennis Alexander Goodtzov
5th year Astrophysicist. I love penguins & stars.
- Ordinary Member Rep.
I like space cats & AstroSoc.
- Star Ball Rep.
I help out with our annual ball, Star Ball.
Organisations who help us run the society.