Welcome to

Wells and Mendip Astronomers!

Wells & Mendip Astronomers was set up in 2013 and now has over 70 paid members. We meet regularly, and have a packed calendar of events, details of which can be found on our calendar page.

The WMA are passionate on astronomy outreach, with members regularly participating in events around the country to promote this fascinating subject,

The group membership is made up of people of all ages and backgrounds, and has an extremely diverse knowledge and skill base.

Our "astronomical home" moves between the Wells & Mendip Museum, and the Charterhouse Observatory, with its recently renovated 18.25" observatory.

Getting Help or Joining WMA

Please contact us, via the contact pages.

WMA Aims

The Wells and Mendip Astronomers group was set up in early 2013 to enable local astronomy and space enthusiasts to enjoy, share and develop their interests and skills. We also aim to increase public awareness at this very important time for space science and exploration, through our programme of public events, talks and star parties.

Whatever your level, beginner or experienced observer, come and join us. Space is for everybody!

When I first saw the moons of Jupiter, as did Galileo, it amazed me!

Or as one of our young members recently said:


Clear skies!