Simple advice and great fun.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to meeting you!
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).
|28-01-2020||LECTURE : Exo-Planets, Famous Firsts, Biosterus Births, Destructive Deaths|
|21-02-2020||Warley Woods - Stargazing|
|25-02-2020||LECTURE : Samuel Walton PhD Student, Space Plasma Physics Group|
|06-03-2020||Lickey Hills, Stargazing|
|31-03-2020||LECTURE : The Lighter Side of Astronomy, Dr Steve Barrett, Department of Physics,University of Liverpool|
|28-04-2020||LECTURE : Astronomical Adventures in Tenerife, Dave Eagle, FRAS PGCE BSc (Hons)|
|26-05-2020||LECTURE : The Far Side of the Moon, is it full of Aliens? Mr Onions, Nottingham|
|30-06-2020||LECTURE : The Debris Population at Geosynchronous Orbit and the Fate of Aged Spacecraft|
|29-09-2020||Annual General Meeting|
|27-10-2020||LECTURE : A History of Women in Astronomy, Mrs McIntyre|
|24-11-2020||LECTURE : Astronomy Sketching and Artwork ,Mrs McIntyre|
Simple advice and great fun.
Very chatty about all sorts, not just astronomy.
Lots of telescopes to use and view the sky.
The dome is amazing to view deep sky objects.
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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.Read More>>