Annual Meeting 2024

The date is Saturday the 15th of June 2024 at our normal venue: the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge. There's no need to book in advance. Member or not, you're all welcome to turn up on the day. The doors will open at 9:30am (BST) with tea and coffee available.


The Society AGM is open to members only and is scheduled for 10:15–11:00. Guests are welcome to enjoy their coffee in peace before join us for the most important part of the day.

And on that topic, we have a complete line-up of speakers for you.

  • We have Jim Latham Exploring the Limits of Visual Galaxy Observation.
  • Paul Howat will talk about Camper van astrophotography in Portugal.
  • Mike Leggett on Star Colours from W H Smyth to E I Essam.
  • Tatyana Reid will ask us What do you want to observe?
  • Our professional keynote talk will be given by Prof Jan Forbrich on The Orion Radio All-Stars - What radio astronomy tells us about star formation.

A complete programme with timings will be confirmed shortly.


Ticket Member Price Non-Member Price
Without Lunch £12 £17
With Lunch £18 £23

We can cater for those with special dietary needs (e.g. Vegan, Vegetarian, Coeliac etc), but would need advanced notice to make arrangements. Please contact Steve Rayner with your requirements.

Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available for everyone at registration and the breaks.

Trade Stands

The following vendors have been invited:

And of course the Webb Deep-Sky Society will have our usual stand.

Our Venue: the Institute of Astronomy

The Institute of Astronomy (IoA) is a department of the University of Cambridge that traditionally plays host to the Webb Deep-Sky Society's Annual Meeting.

There are good instructions for finding your way there by just about any means of transport on the IoA's website. They also have an excellent map of the buildings on the site.