Publications, Books & Scopes


ESAS Star Atlas

The ESAS Star Atlas has been written by ESAS members Roy Bicknell and Andy Lawes.  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.

Copies of the Star Atlas cost £5


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.

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


find us

May Meeting:
The Manor Barn,
4 De La Warr Road, Bexhill on Sea, TN40 2JA

Other Meetings:
Egerton Park Indoor Bowls Club,
Egerton Road,
Bexhill, East Sussex TN39 3HL

(Meetings: first Thursday of each month [excl. Aug] 8-10:pm)


ESAS is a registered charity No. 1110848
HMRC Gift Aid No. XT19893