Open University Astronomy Club

Last updated 3 July 2024

Next meeting 3 September (We do not meet in July and August)

No Speaker I'm afraid

Meetings take place in the Robert Hooke Building

Stargazing locations, events and astronomy groups in the UK

Links to local astronomical clubs/societies

OU Fusion - the Open University Physics and Astronomy Society
FUSION was formed in 2001 by students who recognised the need to create a society for OU students and graduates whose primary interest is in physics & astronomy. We have over 150 members many of whom are studying at various levels of the physical sciences study program. We organise regular events of interest to members, have a regular newsletter, a Facebook group. We welcome current and past students or anyone with a general interest in physics and astronomy.

New additions:

I've been contacted by Ms. Stephanie Cooper a home school Teacher on behalf of Kiel,

who has a keen interest in data science. Kiel discovered an excellent resource on the role of Data Science in Astronomy and Interstellar Exploration at


George Abell Observatory re-opens for visitors of all ages - download booking form

Sky Notes for July 2024

BAA Lunar Section Circular - July 2024

BAA Historical Section Newsletter 29 - Spring 2024


Where we meet

Meetings Programme

Members' images

Sky Notes & Space News



Contact us


Read about George Abell (after whom our observatory is named) in the BAA Historical Section Newsletter - Autumn 2022


Home Page

The club now uses for club messages, and photos. To send a group email send to:

OUTREACH OBSERVATORY VISITS (sponsored by Barrie Jones)

The club can host visits to the George Abell Observatory for visitors of all ages. See Contact Us download the booking form there and email it to the Outreach Coordinator to arrange a visit.

Please help Michael with his Space News by sending him anything you find that may be of interest. See Contact Us for his email address.

Meetings of the Open University Astronomy Club are normally held from 7:30pm - 10:00pm on the first Tuesday of every month from September to June at the Robert Hooke Building of the Open University, Milton Keynes. A map showing the location of the Robert Hooke building in the OU campus can be found from the link Where we meet above.

Meetings are open to all (not just OU students and staff) and please do not worry if you are a beginner, our speakers are chosen to be of interest to all, and our members will be only too pleased to help you.

Click on Meetings' Programme above to see a list of speakers.

We are affiliated to the British Astronomical Association so our members may read the BAA Journal, peruse the Handbook and attend meetings at a discounted rate.

Latest postings:

Members' images now on: if you haven't got an account please let me know.

Astronomy Apps for smartphones


Chair: Vacant (please address all correspondence to the Vice Chairman Peter Hudson)

Vice Chairman: Peter Hudson

Treasurer: David Baines

Secretary: Adrian Rawlings

Outreach coordinator: Sheridan Williams

Webmaster: Sheridan Williams

To contact any of the above click on Contact us.

Club Events Calendar

Web site created and maintained by Sheridan Williams. I need help, so if you are willing and able, please contact me.