Home Programme Events Joining Find Us Gallery Contacts Committee Links

Hull and East Riding

Astronomical Society

About HERAS


The society presents an annual series of lectures by experts in the field. In addition, occasional outside meetings are arranged to introduce non-members to astronomy or to observe astronomical events such as lunar and solar eclipses.  


We are a friendly group and you are assured of a warm welcome if you come along to one of the meetings.


Many members are also part of our sister society, BLAS, based in Brough. This is primarily a ‘hands on’ observing group, and has an observatory at the end of the sports fields at the Blackburn Leisure Social Club on Skillings Lane. The main telescope there is an excellent 14' Meade LX200. The team at BLAS is developing great skill in astro-photography too.


Here are a few of examples of pictures taken by members of HERAS and BLAS; all images are copyright HERAS. All rights reserved.

The Horsehead Nebula

by Allan Frame

Our moon,

by Brian Davies

M31 in Andromeda

by Paul Reed

The Dumbell Nebula,

by George King