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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.
Orion nebula
Our 10" telescope

Our equipment

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 Comittee

The people who run the society

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  • President
Carolyn Mill

Just in it for the hot chocolate.

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  • Vice-President
Ishbel Wright

Joined for the stars, stayed for the hot chocolate.

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  • Treasurer
Cameron Newby

Rocket nerd, marksman & surprisingly good swimmer.

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  • Secretary
Mark Bell

Physicist, tabletop enthusiast, and lore nerd.

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  • Senior Observing Director
Izzy Donaldson

I'm always up to talk about stars, and especially galaxys.

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  • Depute Observing Director
Callum McGregor

I like space cats & AstroSoc.

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  • Web Overlord
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  • Events Rep.
Charlotte Thackeray

Astrophysicst, often too busy looking upwards to notice the lampost infront of me...

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  • Publicity Officer
Calder McClure

Social Media guru (spends too much time on instagram).

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  • First Year Rep.
Nikko Juengsophonvitavas

Magician by day, Astronomer by night.

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  • Postgraduate Rep.
Emma Puranen

StACES PhD student. Interested in the relationship between science and science fiction!

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  • Baking Rep.
Charlotte Fries

Proud owner of a 1969-piece Saturn V rocket LEGO set.

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  • Star Ball Rep.
Thomas Sayner

I like dinosaurs and space. Thanks Astrosaurs, Thastrosaurs.

Our partners

Organisations who help us run the society.

Our partner - Students' Association
Students' Association

We are a registed society of the University of St. Andrews.

Our partner - Physics and Astronomy & PhySoc
Physics and Astronomy & PhySoc

The school allows us to use the Napier obveratory for our events.