Paul Andrew

Founder, President, Eclipse Editor


Paul is the Honorary President of the society that he founded back in 1972.  He is a Proffesional photographer and educator, with a passion for astronomy that led to starting the society more than 40 years ago.

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Paul Thomsett



Paul joined the society in the mid-70s. He is one of our most experienced visual observers.  He prefers a manual scope, and to draw what he sees through the eyepiece, rather than electronically imaging it, which helps keep the balance in the society in these days of ubiquitous CCDs and GoTo scopes.

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Adam Leach

Web and Technology Team


Adam is a long-time visual observer and slightly less-long-time astronomical imager. As one half of the SEKAS Web and Technology team, his big wish is to take the society forward and promote and aid the use of modern and emerging technology as part of the way to to do so.

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Lee Phillips

Web and Technology Team & Acting Secretary



Lee joined the society in 1997.  He’s a dedicated Astrophotographer.  He and Adam formed the Web and Technology Team in 2015 to revamp the SEKAS website, and to promote uses of technology in astronomy and astro-imaging.


Greg Esson

Observatory Director


Greg became Observatory Director in 2016. After being deeply involved in the construction in 2015, Greg is looking forward to developing the observatory as a facility for all members, making it accessible to as many as possible.


Alan Woodgett



Alan has served 2 terms as the treasurer for SEKAS over many years.  He is not an active astronomer, but his valued contribution to the society continues.


John Male

Programme Secretary


A long-time member, John became programme secretary in late 2016.  He is a regular at the Paddock, and an avid visual observer.

Meet the Committee