Next meeting

Monday  8 July 2024, Royal British Legion Harrow Club, 8 pm

Tim Marshall: Space –  How, where and  why

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Welcome to WOLAS

About us

We meet every month except August,  alternately at two venues in Harrow and Hillingdon boroughs, so we cover a wide area of the west of London area.

You definitely don't need to be an advanced amateur to join, as we try to keep meetings at a level which anyone with a general interest in astronomy can follow. Probably the majority of our membership consists of people just like you – interested but not obsessed!

The society was founded in 1967 and has a membership mostly drawn from a wide area of the western side of London. As well as our monthly meetings, we have regular observing sessions at a site near High Wycombe, where skies are darker, and every year we organise an observing weekend to a truly dark sky site such as mid-Wales or the West Country.

We are affiliated to the Federation of Astronomical Societies.

If you are interested, take a look at our meeting programme and come along to one of the meetings and see if you like it. We have a wide range of meeting topics, from basic stargazing to cosmology, covering the wide range of interests among our members. The Society is not just for the advanced amateur astronomer   we have members with all levels of experience and interests and welcome new members of all ages. There are subscription rates for those under 16 and for families, and our large membership allows us to keep our charges surprisingly low. You can join online or by post.

Our monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at

Christ Church Chapel, Redford Way, Uxbridge

February, April, June, October and December

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Royal British Legion Harrow Club, 76 Northolt Road, Harrow, HA2 0DW

January, March, May, July, September and November.

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