About-Us

The Online Astronomy Society was formed several years ago by Alastair Leith as a means of making possible for people without a telescope or backyard to still enjoy the heavens. Today the community on Facebook numbers over 14,000 with members from all over the world.

We also have sub-groups covering Lunar, Solar, Imaging, Spectroscopy, Asteroid Hunting and even one for complete beginners as well. Some 13 subgroups. Making OAS one of the largest and most active groups online!

We also cater for Home Educators with separate groups representing both Astronomy, Space, and General Science. Our community there numbers some 2000.

Inspired to offer more the sad passing of Sir Patrick Moore the Online Astronomy Society Academy was founded. Alastair Leith wanted to distill his passion for training into his passion for Astronomy. Please see www.onlineastronomycourses.co.uk to learn more.