The society was established in 1942 for students and senior members of the University with an interest in Astronomy. It organises talks from eminent astronomers, observation demonstrations and social events. Further information is on the society's website at http://www.srcf.ucam.org/astronomy/index.htm.
Comprise: agenda for committee meeting on Oct. 2010; minutes of committee meetings, Apr. 2008 and May 2011; Chairman's annual report, Apr. 2011; print-out of Chairman's e-mail communications to the membership, 2010-11; calendars of society events, 2009-10, 2010-11; almanac, 2009-10; observing guide, 2009; posters advertising talks, 2009-11; dinner menu, Mar. 2011; design for society T-shirt and sweatshirt, n.d.
The records were presented to the University Archives as a gift by Sarah White (Jesus College), chairman 2010-11, on 1 July 2011.
Further printed records are in the Rare Books Department, Cambridge University Library (classmark: Cambridge Papers J 1707 and New Series 8). Copies of the society's journal, Pulsar, continued as Neptune, are among the University Library's holdings of periodicals (classmark: L342.b.124).
The archives of Cambridge University Observatory and successor bodies are among the University Archives (classmark: UA Obsy).
The online record for Janus was completed in October 2011.