British Astronomical Association formed in 1890, the BAA has an international reputation for the quality of its observational and scientific work. Membership is open to all persons interested in astronomy

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The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), founded in 1820, encourages and promotes the study of astronomy, solar-system science, geophysics and closely related branches of science.

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Astronomy Clubs

Swindon Stargazers:

Salisbury Plain Observing Group:

Beckington Astronomical Society:


The Blackett Observatory houses an 10″ refractor that was built in 1860. It is located in Marlborough college grounds. More information at:

Scientific Papers

Online repository for scientific papers: