The Webb Deep-Sky Society Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting is the Society's main event of the year.

There's a short AGM for Society members followed by a full day of talks by leading amateur and professional astronomers and astrophysicists.

But arguably foremost it's a chance to meet others that share a fascination with the deep-sky (and other celestial objects), chat about our favourite topics and make new friends.

Annual Meeting 2018

The date is Saturday the 2nd of June 2018 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 Society AGM is open to members only and is scheduled for 10:15–10:45. 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.

TBA We have Yann Pothier to talk about Esoteric Targets for Deep-Sky Observers.
TBA Omar Nasim on Drawing the Nebulae in the Nineteenth Century: Points of Entry in to the Wider Cosmos.
TBA Sara Wager is visiting from Spain to tell us about a Dual Imaging Rig Setup.
TBA Mark Stuart provides some Highlights From Ten Years of Visual Deep-Sky Galaxy Observations.
TBA Our professional keynote talk will be given by Professor Janet Drew on Massive Stars across the Milky Way Disc from Optical Surveys

Exact timings, prices and vendors are to be confirmed...

Past Annual Meetings

We produce an index of the speakers at our Annual Meetings that extends back to 1970. We'd like to thank everyone that's supported us in the past.

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.