We always welcome new members to the William Herschel Society as part of the Bath Astronomers observing arm. You are invited to come along to our gatherings and either we’ll spot you or just make yourself known.

For experienced observers, dive in and share your fascination. For those starting out, we run a series of workshops to help you get the most out of your observing and cash when it comes to buying equipment. To participate beyond public outreach observing, we ask you join our parent, the William Herschel Society. It allows us to cover the small costs running the group incurs and if there is a surplus, to invest in the next year’s plans.

Membership entitles you to reduced entry fees to WHS lectures at BRLSI and free entry to the Herschel Museum of Astronomy. The Journal is issued every 6 months to members reflecting on lectures and activities during the last half year.


The Society uses the online membermojo service to handle applications and safely hold your data. You can sign up immediately in a browser using and your debit or credit payment card. For UK tax payers, please consider Gift Aiding your membership subscription fee and check the appropriate box in the application process.

Alternatively you can apply offline using the membership application form available on the William Herschel Society web site. You can pay the membership subscription fee using Banker’s Order, bank transfer, cheque or cash. Return the completed form to:

The Membership Secretary
William Herschel Society
19 New King Street