SAGAS was established in 1973 to provide a forum where Astronomical
Societies across the South of England can meet to share ideas as
well as discuss issues and concerns of mutual interest. By sharing
ideas and experiences societies are able to inform, support and
inspire each other, and further the astronomical interests of their own members.
Formed in 1974, the Federation of Astronomical Societies was conceived
as a sort of union of astronomical societies, groups, and individuals,
liasing together, where practicable, for their mutual benefit.
A list of federation aims was drawn up which included such items as
the compilation of lists of people prepared to give talks,
the encouragement of the teaching of astronomy in educational establishments,
the giving of advice on problems commonly encountered by astronomical societies, and so on.
Formed in 1890, the British Astronomical Association has an
international reputation for the quality of its observational
and scientific work. Membership is open to all persons interested in astronomy.
The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), founded in 1820, encourages and promotes
the study of astronomy, solar-system science, geophysics and closely related
branches of science.
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