Welcome To Ancrum Astronomy Club
Based in the heart of the Scottish Borders we aim to provide a friendly point of contact for anyone interested in astronomy.
So, if you live in the Borders, and are fascinated by the stars and planets, please feel free to browse through our site.
It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced observer or a complete beginner anyone is welcome to drop us a line or come along to one of our meetings.

 

About Us

Ancrum is a small village in the Scottish Borders, 4 miles north of Jedburgh and just half a mile off the A68.

The astronomy club first began meeting in September of 2010 when a group of enthusiasts in the village decided to start up a club.

Consisting mainly of beginners we meet in the Ancrum Village hall .

We have great plans for the future but our main objective is to make astronomy accessible to as many people as possible.

The club has a friendly atmosphere and we now have a nice mix of beginners and more experienced observers so please don’t worry if you don’t know one end of a telescope from the other. Even those of us who have been observing for years still have fond memories of those early days.

If you are interested in astronomy or just like gazing at the stars, then you are welcome to join us at any time.

Meetings

We meet for our main club meetings on the first Tuesday of every month in the Ancrum village hall

Additionally we run Technical sessions on the third Tuesday of every month.

Our season runs from September to May so that we cover the darker nights.

Meetings run from 7.30 to 9.00pm (ish!). We normally have some form of presentation, followed by a look at what is visible for the coming month and of course, if it’s clear, we will always go outside to see what we can see.

Presentations can cover anything from articles that have been in the news, general astronomical topics or a closer look at telescopes and astronomical equipment.

Don’t worry if you are a beginner, many of our members are. We always try to discuss things in terms that people can understand. And if you are an experienced observer then we would be delighted to share in your knowledge and skills.

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