Welcome to Birmingham Astronomical Society (UK)

Registration Charity Number 528933

promoting astronomy since 1950...

Visitors are welcome to our monthly lectures which are usually held on the last Tuesday of the month (room 554 main building) with a 7-30pm start (there are no lectures in July and August).

If you wish to come along to one of our lectures follow the signage in the main university building or ask at the security office. See Events for details.

We also have our own club room at the University (map) which is open every Wednesday evening for astronomical discussion (and a cup of tea and a biscuit!). For security reasons access to the club room needs to be by prior arrangement, please get in touch if you want to come along. Although we are based at Aston University, we are NOT part of the academic faculty. We are amateur astronomers, and we use a room at the university as a base. (please note that the clubroom is NOT room 554).

If you arrive late on a Wednesday (after 7:30pm ) please call 0121 204 4731.

How to Join

New members are always welcome.
Membership fees are annual:
Full members £28 : 9 Resons to Join
Consessionary members (Senior Citizen, Student and Unemployed) £15
Family 1 person at £28 and £10 for additional family members
BAS Friend £10 (Friends only receive copies of publications and do not get free access to club facilities or lectures)
To request a membership form, please email membership@birmingham-astronomy.co.uk
We look forward to meeting you!

Finding Us

Birmingham Astronomical Society is based at Aston University in Birmingham.
If the main entrance is closed please use the side entrance in Potter Street (see below).

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Buying a telescope
Buying a telescope
Club Telescopes
Club Telescopes
Observing Projects
Observing Projects
Taking images DSLR or CCD
Taking images DSLR or CCD

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Public Outreach

Bringing astronomy to a wider public audience has always been a central activity for Birmingham Astronomical Society. We usually hold 2 star-parties each year at Lickey Hills Visitor Centre as part of British National Science Week and World Space Week. The public is encouraged to come along to these events and see the night sky as they may never have seen it before.

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Mirror grinding

Over the years, Birmingham Astronomical Society has helped amateur astronomers grind, polish and aluminise over a hundred mirrors. We can offer advice on mirror and telescope making.

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We have over a thousand books covering all aspects of both practical and theoretical astronomy. Thanks to Derek and Ann Ford for all their hard work!
For member there is an on line database of Library Books and Magazines for searching and booking out.

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Weather Sites

SAT24 - www.sat24.com
Meteox - www.meteox.com
XCweather - www.xcweather.co.uk
Latitude and Longitude Finder - www.satsig.net

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Light Pollution Maps

Maps overlay with Light Pollution Scales making it easy to find dark areas for better viewing and images.


Art Group

We have Thursday evening meeting in the club room. Painting, Drawing & teaching.

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Complementary Group

This is a mix of Radio, Meteor & Magnet Astrnomy.

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Imaging Group

Thursday Evening (weather and dark night pending). We observe objects and image in the winter nights.

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