Attend lectures given by top Astronomy speakers
Access to our Astronomy library
Access to our observatory at Woodrow House
Attend special events including the annual Perseids BBQ
Access to our online Social Meetings
The 2022/2023 subscription can be paid by electronic bank transfer (BACS), cheque or cash. The rates are:
Individual: £40 (Flat Rate)
Senior Citizens (0ver 65): £35
Juniors (under 18 and at school): Free
Must be accompanied by a parent who is a member.
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Meet our members
What our members are saying
Another great thing about WAS is the range of most excellent lectures. These have,
over the years, been a great way of expanding my own small knowledge of life, the
universe and everything.
Even though I was the youngest there and probably the most inexperienced in astronomy, I’ve always felt welcome. Everyone is so willing to answer my questions and explain anything I didn’t know or understand.
I have not only learned a lot by being a member of the WAS but have also tremendously enjoyed the experience. The group is very friendly and I can’t recommend joining highly enough – becoming a member of the WAS...
I am now Secretary of the Society and as keen as ever on Astronomy, always encouraging members, new or old, to become proficient. The Society celebrated its 40th Anniversary last year, is well set for the future and remains a friendly and welcoming group for anyone with an interest in Astronomy.
Richard and Carol Jenkinson
We joined the society about 10 years ago after buying a new telescope. I have had a passion for Astronomy since being a teenager and the Apollo missions furthered my interest. It was good to be able to share our hobby with like minded people. The society is a very friendly group of people who are happy to help new and old members.
I have been a member of WAS for 16 or 17 years and have also served on the committee. I have made some wonderful friends over the years, some of whom will be friends for life, and I continue to remain a member of the society, attending the lectures when I can.
The amount I've learned in the few months I've been a member is staggering, because everyone here is so generous with their time, knowledge, and the extensive WAS library of every book on astronomy you could hope to get your hands on. Plus, they're all lovely to have a chat with!
Jean - Marie
I joined Wycombe Astro to get help with using the scope and very soon found it was very helpful and I enjoyed all aspects of both the practical side and the lectures. Wycombe Astronomical Society has been so helpful to me both for learning about the subject and for making new friends.
Wycombe Astronomical Society has been so helpful to me both for learning about the subject and for making new friends.
My interactions with the WAS operational team and the members has always been amazing. As a complete novice to the world of Astronomy I have found WAS an informative, supportive and engaging group who are happy to share their years of knowledge and experience.
The members are very welcoming, passionate and really know what they are talking about. They hold talks from experts and socials which have now become the highlight of my week.
Chris & Anne Bevan
We have been members for 30 years. My personal interest is in cosmology, planetary atmospheres and space travel generally, and I share this profile with some other members, so we are well served by the lectures on offer.