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.
We welcome enthusiasts of all ages 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 meet on the 3rd Tuesday and 4th Friday of the month. See the Event Calendar for details of start and finish times.
Our Tuesday meeting is primarily an indoor session, with a variety of interesting talks on all aspects of astronomy given either by TweedAstroS members or by a guest speaker. There’s an opportunity for discussion over refreshments and snacks and a chance to view the skies through Member’s telescopes if the skies are clear.
The Tuesday meetings take place in Peebles. Please check the Events Calendar for the exact venue as this can change from month to month.
Our Friday technical meeting is a ‘hands on’ practical session and focuses on helping Members learn how to get the best from their equipment, find celestial objects and ultimately give everyone a chance to do some observing.
Technical meetings are held in the Osprey Centre in the beautiful surroundings of Kailzie Gardens near Peebles.