Publications, Books & Scopes


ESAS Star Atlas - Updated 2020

The ESAS Star Atlas has been updated by ESAS member Roy Bicknell.  This atlas has been produced in the hope that it will be useful to the beginner amateur astronomer and well as the more experienced practitioner. Its use will best be for identifying the major constellations and stars to 6th magnitude, while observers with binoculars or small telescopes will be able to home in onto the deep sky objects listed in Messier’s famous catalogue and Patrick Moore’s Caldwell Catalogue. The tables on the last page will help in identifying the brighter planets, unfortunately, Mercury's fast movement does not permit monthly tabulation.

Laminated copies of the Star Atlas can be ordered at meetings or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at a cost of £6.  Members can download a copy for free from the members section of this website under 'Your ESAS'.


British Astronomy Association Journals

These bi-monthly journals are available to download. Due to the rules of BAA, it is only available to ESAS members and so you will need to login to the members section of our website and then go to the BAA Journals menu option under "Your ESAS". Feb 2017 onwards are available.


Copies of past Albedos published since 2000 are available to download from the members section (need to login).


ESAS Library

Due to the changing face of Astronomy on a daily basis, and the use of the Internet to look for current information, books become obsolete very quickly, ESAS is no longer holding a library.


Scopes and other equipment

An inventory of equipment is held by the Society and includes items that can be loaned out to members.

The inventory list is available on application



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