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!Download a copy of our constitution.
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
Just in it for the hot chocolate.
Joined for the stars, stayed for the hot chocolate.
Rocket nerd, marksman & surprisingly good swimmer.
Physicist, tabletop enthusiast, and lore nerd.
- Senior Observing Director
I'm always up to talk about stars, and especially galaxys.
- Depute Observing Director
I like space cats & AstroSoc.
- Web Overlord
- Events Rep.
Astrophysicst, often too busy looking upwards to notice the lampost infront of me...
- Publicity Officer
Social Media guru (spends too much time on instagram).
- First Year Rep.
Magician by day, Astronomer by night.
- Postgraduate Rep.
StACES PhD student. Interested in the relationship between science and science fiction!
- Baking Rep.
Proud owner of a 1969-piece Saturn V rocket LEGO set.
- Star Ball Rep.
I like dinosaurs and space. Thanks Astrosaurs, Thastrosaurs.
Organisations who help us run the society.