Crayford Manor House Astronomical Society

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Crayford Manor House Astronomical Society Dartford (CMHASD)[edit]

We are now known as Crayford Manor Astronomical Society Dartford or CMHASD for short. The addition of Dartford to our name is to reflect the change in our address as we are now based in Sutton-at-Hone, Dartford and NOT at the Manor House in Crayford. Our new home boasts the darkest skies in the area and is only a 15-minute drive from the centre of Crayford. This has been our venue since 24 May 2012.

Bring a torch!

Location - Since 2012[edit]

The Parsonage Lane Pavilion

Parsonage Lane





Car parking[edit]

Space for about 50 cars plus some on road parking.


We meet every Thursday of the year at 7:45 pm - except Christmas week.

In term time we have lectures from visiting professors & professional scientists. There are also 'Society Nights' where society members show their latest activities. We also meet for local observing sessions at some weekends too - weather permitting. As a group we attend many astronomical events such as Astrofest, BAA Winchester Weekend & the Kelling Heath Star Party both in the Spring and Autumn.


Members of the society have published many papers,[1] including papers in the following journals... Journal British Astronomical Association, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Astronomy Now, Sky and Telescope, Practical Astronomy, Observatory & IBVS.

Society members have also produced a number of shorter articles and book reviews a full list is available here

See also[edit]


  1. ^ See list of papers published by CMHASD members

External links[edit]