Welcome to the home of the Herne Bay Amateur Astronomical Society!

We have been enjoying this fascinating hobby for several decades and have several telescopes for members to use when we are observing the night sky.

Our society has a venue, at which we are based, where members can meet at our monthly meetings and where we have speakers come along and talk about a varying amount of topics covering Astronomy.

If you wish to join our society (which is free) feel free to use the contact form to get in touch with us.

Clear skies!



H.B.A.A.S has been running as an amateur astronomical society for over a decade.

We currently run monthly meetings at our venue in Herne Bay. There is ample parking and plenty of room for around 60+ people to be seated and an area large enough for a speaker to talk from inside.

When we carry out observation sessions, they are held at our dark site at the Herne and Broomfield Country Park off of Ford Road.


Our astronomical equipment has grown so that we now have six telescopes for use. Members without a telescope are welcome to use them during an observing session.

Stargazing Live is something we get involved with. If there are any budding astronomers, or if you may be just interested in looking through a telescope to see what all the fuss is about, then get in touch and we will do our best to help.


Membership to H.B.A.A.S is and will always be free!

The only time we would appreciate a donation is for providing refreshments at our meetings.

Anyone can be a member, but children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at meetings and at our dark site.

There are a few simple rules to adhere to when at the dark site:

  • NO Smoking on the site (due to the site being an old tip – methane risk)
  • NO Bright lights other than red night lights
  • Try to keep noise down to an acceptable level
  • Enjoy yourself!

We don’t loan equipment out to members. It is always ready for any member to use during an observing session.

For information regarding membership to our society, please email us at: enquiries@hbastro.org.uk

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