About the Society

ras2The Renfrewshire Astronomical Society meets at the Paisley Museum and Art Galleries on Fridays at 7:30pm from the first week in September through to the end of May.

Click here for a map and directions of how to find us.


The Society is a meeting place for anyone interested in just about any aspect of astronomy including;


  • Visual Observing (naked eye, binoculars, telescopes)
  • Digital and Film based imaging of
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    • Planetary
    • Lunar
    • Meteor showers
    • Nebulae
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  • Spectroscopy
  • Astrometry
  • Photometry
  • Digital image processing
  • Telescope and accessory making, optics, electronics, mechanics, etc.

In addition to the above, the Society hosts a series of talks by eminent researchers in their chosen fields. The talks are open to the public and are aimed at a level that beginners and experts can appreciate. More information on these talks can be found on the Society Programme.


Also, the Society is an active Society, with members regularly attending observing nights in the field and even organising outings to Star Camps! See the Society News section for information on the last Keilder Star Camp trip. We also have a number on-going projects.If any of the above interests you then please feel free to come along, you do not need an invite.