Welcome to the
South East Kent Astronomical Society

Join our community of astronomy enthusiasts and explore the wonders of the universe with us.

About Us

The South East Kent Astronomical Society (SEKAS) was formed in 1972 by our Hon. President who realised the need for a local, friendly society. It is now an enthusiastic band of members of all ages and backgrounds, and we all share a common interest in the oldest and ever changing science of Astronomy.

We are passionate about all things related to astronomy.

Discover the Exciting World of Astronomy

Join us as we explore all the wonders of the stars, planets, and beyond.

Observing Nights

Explore the night skies and observe the multitude of wonders objects in the fascinating world of astronomy.

Join our passionate community of:-
Visual Observers
Astro Photographers
Astro Sketchers
Solar Observers
Solar Photographers

Monthly Meetings

Learn about the latest discoveries and techniques in the field of astronomy at our regular monthly meetings, held at Alkham Village Hall, with regular speakers from all over the country coming to give us talks on varying aspects of astronomy, and the equipment used in it.

Events and Trips

Join us on exciting trips to sites of Astronomical interest around the UK and across the world to expand our knowledge and observe the night sky and its wonders in different locations.

Community Collaboration

Our dedicated outreach team, are passionate about taking astronomy into the local Schools and Communities, and sharing there love of everything to do with Astronomy.


Hear what our members have to say about their experiences with South East Kent Astronomical Society

Chris Wantt

Amateur Astronomer & Astro Photographer

I’ve been a member of SEKAS for the past few years and have really enjoyed being a member. The members are very welcoming & knowledgeable. I am very happy being a member of SEKAS, because it gets me out of the house and it helps me socialise with people who share the same hobby as me.

Martin Foad

Visual Astronomer & Astro Sketcher

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being a member of SEKAS. Everyone has been extremely welcoming and encouraging, and I’ve enjoyed joining other SEKAS members on trips to The Astronomical Festival in London, and to the Science Festival at Herstmonceux.

SEKAS also has its own dark sky site which is available to members. This is an amazing luxury to have, and the opportunity to observe with others is brilliant.

Andy Wiseman

Amateur Astronomer & Astro Photographer

SEKAS is a great community to be part of. 

Knowledge is willingly shared to improve existing skills or begin an astronomical adventure to the stars.

Trips to Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux Science Centre and Kelling Heath are all regulars on the calendar as are various astronomical events viewed from our dark site.