Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group

Welcome to the website of the Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group.

Formed in 2005, we are well established amongst the other national societies and enjoy a strong, enthusiastic membership of all ages and abilities, the group being administered by a core committee.

Since forming, we have taken part in many public outreach astronomical events, including from the steps of the Ashmolean museum and the Bodleian library square in Oxford, as well as from the town centre in Chipping Norton. Each year we also engage with numerous local schools and groups to share our passion for the night sky.

Our main base for observing is at the ancient Rollright Stone monuments which we managed to gain a Dark Sky status for in 2015. These have featured on television many times and we ourselves were actually part of BBC Sky At Night programme (2013), Channel 4 documentary (2015) and BBC Stargazing Live (2016).

We try and observe whenever conditions and other commitments allow and invite everyone to join us under the stars. Regardless of the weather, however, we also meet once a month in Chipping Norton for a talk by a professional astronomer or CNAAG member and a warm welcome is guaranteed if you care to come along.

CNAAG is open to everyone and there are no requirements for equipment, prior knowledge or experience. All that is required is your enthusiasm and an interest in the Universe. So, whatever your level of interest please do get in touch or perhaps just pop along to one of our meetings.

I look forward to meeting you soon – Robin (Chairman)



50th Anniversary of the first Moon Landing

“SATURDAY 20th JULY – 50th Anniversary of the first Moon Landing”. The Rollright Trust and the Stratford Festival Orchestra and choir will be presenting ‘ MOON STONES ‘ at the Rollright Stones , an evening of music and astronomy to celebrate Apollo 11’s descent and landing on the Moon , 50 years ago to the […]

Monthly Meeting – August – Pauline Norris

Aug 19th 2019 Pauline Norris Monday 19th August – Dr Pauline Norris – Egyptians and their Astronomy — 7:30 for 8PM at the Methodist Church Hall ( use the side entrance to lower back room ), Chipping Norton