Annual Meeting 2023

The date is Saturday the 17th of June 2023 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.

11:00-11:45 We have Keith Venables Seeking the (very) Elusive. Optimising your Equipment, Eyes and Techniques.
11:45–12:30 Ian Smith will talk about Narrow Band Imaging of Planetary Nebulae.
12:30–14:15 Lunch
14:15–15:00 Bob Argyle will tell us The Life History of a Double Star Telescope.
15:00–15:45 Patrick Maloney on Fuzzy Blobs and LEDs - Ruminations of a Grumpy Old Observer.
15:45–16:30 Break for tea and coffee
16:30–17:30 Our professional keynote talk will be given by Prof Richard Ellis FRS on When Galaxies Were Born: Early Results from James Webb Space Telescope.


Ticket Member Price Non-Member Price
Without Lunch £10 £15
With Lunch £15 £20

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.