PADAS Organisation

The present form of the Society (Preston and District Astronomical Society) has been in existence since 1982. It was in effect an offshoot of the old Preston Scientific Society which is still in existence today.

The present Officials of the Society are :-

Hon President                                 Emeritus Prof Dr Allan Chapman

Hon Vice President                          Dr. Keith Robinson

Society Chairman                            John Hooper

Vice Chairman                                 Dermot Gethings, FRAS

Secretary / Events Co-ordinator     Graham McLoughlin, FRAS

Treasurer / Website                         Andrew Wellington

Assistant Secretary                          Alan Wiggans, FRAS

Equipment                                       Nigel Telford


Keith Pearson, Gaz Antcliffe, Nicky Robertson STEM, Andrea Dixon,

Sharon Brown, Roy Brown, Nigel Moreton STEM, Heather Young FRAS,

Ken Wilson, Martin Whelan,STEM