The East Antrim Astronomical Society is a public group of people who meet monthly and share an interest in astronomy and its related subjects. Ages range from 8-80 and everyone is made welcome to the society. Throughout the season, amateur and professional astronomers are invited to speak at the monthly meetings where members can expand their knowledge of astronomy and meet new people.

The EAAS is very much an active society, and members meet regularly at a dark location to have a chat and a barbeque and then observe the night sky using various types of equipment. All are very welcome to join the East Antrim Astronomical Society, no matter if you are a complete beginner or experienced observer - we are here to help you. You do not need to live locally though attendance at meetings is encouraged as you can enjoy the sense of family and friendship of our members. The heart of our society is the website where one can see members' images, read the host of astronomical articles and post to our online community forum.

Membership Advantages

  • Membership is paid at the start of each year being from September - August.
  • Members are entitled to free entry to all EAAS events for one year including monthly meetings and any public events that are arranged.
  • A membership card with unique membership number is issued to each member.
  • Throughout the year members are kept informed via the website, email and post about astronomical events, observing evenings, barbeques, and public events.
  • Associate members who cannot attend meetings can choose to be kept updated monthly with the latest astronomical news, astronomy articles and photos via post.
Entry Cost £
Non-members entry per month £3 adult, £1 under 16 and over 65
Under 16s and over 65 £8 per year
Single Adult ( 16-65 ) £20 per year
Family membership £45 per year

If you would like to join the East Antrim Astronomical Society, you can use our online membership form.

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Founded in February 1997 by two local enthusiasts, Mr Sandy Morrison and his wife Eileen, the E.A.A.S started from humble beginnings. It soon attracted a number of local residents with the same love of astronomy. At first, there were insufficient numbers to invite guest speakers and to arrange a yearly programme of meetings.

Over the past few years we have had a programme of top speakers from the astronomical cream of Northern Ireland and this has now extended to guests from the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain. Recently we have joined with other clubs and societies from all over Ireland in forming the Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies (I.F.A.S.)

After each meeting, supper is provided at no extra cost. Telescope nights and other events are free for members unless otherwise stated.

Please note that all photos, charts and maps on this website are copyright of their respective owners and may not be used without prior permission and that due credit should be given for each image used, including a link back to this website.

The committee consists of a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary and 3 committee members, but all the members assist when it is required, such as helping at public events. Over the past few years, the membership has grown considerably and we now have nearly 50 members and over 100 associates, with ages ranging from nine upwards.



Maria Hanna

Vice Chairman

Mark Stronge


Philip Matchett


Stephen Beasant

Ordinary Members
Eamonn Keyes
Kieran Rooney


The East Antrim Astronomical Society was formed with the following aims and objectives.
  1. To promote and encourage amateur astronomy in the local and wider community.
  2. To promote and encourage activities related to the control of light pollution.
  3. To provide mutual help amongst members with problems relating to astronomy.
  4. To promote and organise events for the interest and enjoyment of members and the general public.
  5. To carry out any additional activities as may be necessary in the opinion of the Committee for the attainment of all or any of the foregoing purposes.

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