The Hampstead Scientific Society (HSS) is based in Hampstead, North West London. It aims to promote an interest in all branches of science, and to cater for the layman as well as those with specialist knowledge. It is affiliated to and acts as the North London branch of the British Science Association. The Society has astronomy and meteorology sections and runs a programme of talks on various scientific topics. Members come from all over London and beyond.

Monthly talks are held in the Crypt Room at St John at Hampstead, Church Row, from September to May with an AGM in June.

The Society runs a small observatory which is one of the few, if not the only observatory, in London to provide for public viewing of the night sky. The observatory is one of the most visible ways the HSS promotes science providing views of the Moon, planets and other objects of interest on Friday and Saturday evenings.

The Society also runs a weather station which can lay claim to having the longest continual record of any still-extant site in Greater London, having been established in 1909 and been part of the UK Met. Office's climatological network since January 1910. The enclosure is 128m above sea-level, the highest point in inner London.

Committee details

President: Doug Daniels
General Secretary: Dr Julie Atkinson
Treasurer and Membership Secretary: John Tennant
Programme Secretary: Jim Brightwell

Contact details

Email: [email protected]