Produced by the Society


ASE-24 Observing List for Beginners

The Society has produced a list of objects with observing notes to give beginners in astronomy with a small telescope a starting point with which to begin their journey.

View online or download as a PDF.

Beginner kits

We have created three kits for children and other beginner astronomers:

Publications of the ASE

The “series” of Publications of the Astronomical Society of Edinburgh comprises of two issues only:

  1. James Jeans (1938)
    “The Depths of Space”
    Publications of the ASE, 1
    Hector Macpherson (1953)
  2. “Thomas David Anderson – Watcher of the Skies”
    Publications of the ASE, 2

Guide to the City Observatory

The Society has produced a short Guide to the City Observatory. The Society occupied the observatory from 1938 until 2008.

Annual Report

The Society publishes its Annual Reports and Accounts. This report is required by the Constitution to be presented at the Annual General Meeting. This report is also required by the Charities Accounts (Scotland) Regulations to be submitted to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).


The Society’s Journal appeared three or four times each year from 1980 to 2010. These can be found in the Members area of the website.

In 2013 it became, and continues to be, an online blog.