Welcome to the website of PADAS, Preston and District Astronomical Society. We are a friendly group of active and not so active amateur astronomers from the Preston area. PADAS welcomes anyone with an interest in astronomy to come along to our regular meetings.

See PADAS News page for latest events!

COVID-19 UPDATE: September 2020 Meeting

Unfortunately, a planned re-start of PADAS meetings in September is now not taking place owing the current restrictions placed on Preston and the surrounding areas. A decision on a re-start in October will be made when/if the restrictions are relaxed in order to minimise the risk to all who attend.

As a result of the public health concerns with respect to the Coronavirus outbreak planned PADAS meetings at Deepdale and Public Observing events at Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory are CANCELLED until further notice

Starting Nov 14th 2019 our new home for regular PADAS meetings will be Deepdale Labour Social & Bowling Club, 287 Skeffington Rd, PR1 6RX – here.

PADAS usually meets on the second Thursday of each month throughout the year, with the exception of the December meeting. Meetings start at 7:30pm and finish around 9:30pm.

Anyone wishing more information should contact PADAS by e-mail at the following address: preston dot astro at gmail dot com.

PADAS Public Open Nights are held at Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory – Moor Park, Blackpool Road, Preston, PR2 3AE : Find us on Google Maps!

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