Welcome to the Tweeddale Astronomical Society website!
Tweeddale Astronomical Society, or TweedAstros, is a friendly, relaxed group of amateur enthusiasts with interests in many areas of astronomy, cosmology, radio astronomy and astrophotography.
The Society was formed in 2014, but already enjoys an excellent level of support from local enthusiasts. Our objective is to encourage the practice and enjoyment of amateur astronomy amongst our Members and to offer opportunities for participation and learning in our local area by engaging the public in various exciting and educational events throughout the season.
The Society is a registered Scottish charity and we welcome enthusiasts of all ages, abilities and levels of experience. No telescope is required. We have many ‘armchair astronomers’ amongst our ranks, as well as a healthy number of telescope owners and astroimagers, so do come along and join us!
TweedAstros holds its meetings in the Peebles area of the beautiful Scottish Borders, where we enjoy stunning dark skies.
We hold our monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Peebles Community Centre, Walkershaugh, Peebles, EH45 8AU. These meetings are primarily indoor sessions, with a variety of interesting talks on all aspects of astronomy given either by TweedAstroS members or by a guest speaker. There’s usually a quick raffle, an update on what to look out for in the sky and an opportunity for discussion over refreshments and snacks.
See the Event Calendar for details of start and finish times as well as guest speaker details. Members of the public are very welcome to come along to these meetings. There is a small charge on the door to cover the venue rental and refreshments
Due to the vagaries of the Scottish weather, we don’t have set observing nights for our members. These tend to be organised at short notice when the sky is clear. Our observing nights are ‘hands on’ practical sessions and focus on helping members learn how to get the best from their telescopes and binoculars, find celestial objects and ultimately on giving everyone a chance to do some observing under dark skies.
Observing nights are held at the Osprey Centre in the beautiful surroundings of Kailzie Gardens near Peebles.