Oldham & Rochdale Astronomy was developed, to provide an on-line social community, where people can share images; ask for help and advice; be provided with information on what they can look for in the sky at a given time; and to generally support people with a passion for astronomy, whilst also developing awareness and understanding of the skies above.
Oldham is blessed with its Pennine location, being just far enough away from the bright lights of Manchester city centre to enjoy a reduced amount of light pollution whereby some very spectacular objects in space can be viewed with a simple pair of binoculars, a small telescope or a digital camera and a tripod. It also benefits from there having some reasonably dark sky sites within the borough, which can be accessed by almost anybody.
We are not an Astronomical Society and do not run any meetings, this is to keep the online community free and open to all.
Sarah is an amateur astronomer, she came up with the concept of Oldham & Rochdale Astronomy. She created the website and social media pages; she continues to manage these and the content.
Colin provides support to Oldham and Rochdale astronomy and is also an amateur astronomer.
We have the help of two talented amateur astronomers on our Facebook page and group. Our page admins are: