The first lecture was given by Arthur C. Clarke himself, and for many years the Society met and gave exhibitions in and around Alexandra Palace, meeting in the Palace rooms both before and after the fire.
The society has since moved to a room at Ashmole School, where they meet for monthly lectures, usually on the third Thursday of the month. There are also occasional observing sessions, with society equipment including an Eight and a Half Inch Dobsonian, a Five Inch Refractor and two Six Inch Fork mounted newtonians, which sound fearsome.
Membership of the society is around £15, and the next meeting, on 25th February, will see writer, journalist and TV producer Piers Bizony will make his first visit to the Society. For more, see http://www.ashastro.org.uk