With regret, all events at the RMS, including our monthly SWHAS meetings are suspended until further notice due to the Coronavirus crisis. We will keep members informed of any developments by email and update our website with any further news in the coming weeks. In the meantime, stay safe.

Online Meetings

From 25th September 2020, we have started doing our Monthly Meetings online and these are free for members.

We replicate the format we did in our face-to-face meetings with a talk, a news item and a planetarium tour of the night sky.

All our monthly meetings take place at 8pm.

You can find what’s coming up on our “Astronomy Events” tab under “Upcoming Online Events“. 

Here you will also find links to external events – mostly free and mostly in our time zone  – but please check !



Nov 27 – Asteroid Occultations – Simon Kidd

Dec 11 – Members Images (postponed from May meeting)



Jan 29 – Astronomical Instrumentation before the Telescope – Mike Leggett


2020 Past Meetings

Jan 31 – Getting light from the darkness – the story of the biggest telescopes – Peter Grimley

Feb 28 – Herschel’s Planet, Uranus – Mike Foulkes

Sep 25 – An Introduction to Astrophotography – Stephen Heliczer / Martin Weston

Oct 30 – A Virtual Tour of My Home Observatory – Iain Melville


When normal service resumes …

When we return to normal, our monthly meetings will be held once again at the Royal Masonic School, Rickmansworth  – See the Location page for map and plan. 

The usual format of the meetings is a main talk is followed by refreshments and a tour of the night sky in the planetarium.

These meetings are normally on a Friday and start at 8pm, unless otherwise stated.