‘If you wish to contribute to, or find out more about the History of Astronomy, then I would strongly encourage you to join the SHA’

Dr Allan Chapman       SHA President

Acceptance Article Nov ’02

Picture Credit: Helen Fairweather


Welcome to the our Website. On the right you will find the aims of our Society.

This is achieved in a variety of ways:-

  • A range of publications both printed and electronic which provide a broad range of topics, all to do with the History of Astronomy
  • Go to the ‘Publications’ TAB at the top of this page to see more detail about each of these pubications
  • Regular Meetings throughout the year where you can listen to a range of talks from expert speakers on a wide variety of topics related to the History of Astronomy
  • Go to the ‘Meetings’ TAB at the top of this page for more information
  • Access to, and conservation of, a world-class collection of books related to the History of Astronomy
  • Undertaking a survey of astronomical history in the UK
  • Further details can be found on the ‘Survey’ TAB at the top of the page

If what you see here interests you then please consider joining the Society by following the ‘Membership’ Tab above and you will find full details on how to join.


Meetings 2018

Details for these can be found by clicking on the Meetings Tab above, where the meeting reports can also be found.

Meetings 2019

Preliminary details for the Spring and Autumn Conference and the Summer Picnic can be found on the meetings page.




SHA Constitution

SHA Data Protection Policy

Interesting telescopes