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The East Sussex Astronomical Society, ESAS, is a society of amateur astronomers based in the Bexhill area of East Sussex.
It was founded in Bexhill in 2000 By Andy Lawes, Marcus Croft and Doug Hastings. The object of the Society is "To advance the education of the public in the science of astronomy in particular people living in East Sussex and the surrounding area." per Clause 3 of the Constitution. It encourages observational astronomy by non-professionals in areas which cannot be covered by professional observatories. Members receive Albedo a monthly newsletter.
The Society meets on the first Thursday of each month (except August) at St. Marys School, Wrestwood Road, Bexhill and arranges a number of observing session for members and the public.
Sir Patrick Moore was the Society's Honorary President until his death on 9th. December 2012.
It is registered with the Charity Commission as a Charity. The Charity Registration number is 1110848.
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