Welcome to Birmingham Astronomical Society (UK)


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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Telescopes

Buying a telescope
Buying a telescope
Club Telescopes
Club Telescopes
Observatory
Observatory
I-Telescope
I-Telescope
Observing Projects
Observing Projects
Taking images DSLR or CCD
Taking images DSLR or CCD


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16-01-2012Mail Box - Astronomy Live
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18-07-2012Wednesday evening informal talk Q and A session on 18 July
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21-10-2012Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
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19-12-2012Club Night - XMAS PARTY
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22-03-2013LICKEY HILLS SPRING SKYWATCH 22nd March 2013
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05-05-2013Stargazing at Clent with the National Trust 5th May 2013
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11-10-2013Lickey Hills Autumn Skywatch, 11th October 2013
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07-01-20147th Jan 2014 - Birmingham Solar Event with Night Observing
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29-01-2014Birmingham University - Astronomy in the City
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11-07-2014Sutton Park BioBlitz 2014
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06-09-2014Clent Hills Opportunities for Solar Stargazing with the National Trust
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07-11-2014Warley Woods Stargazing Evening 7th Nov 2014
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20-03-2015Thinktank-Millennium Point, Solar Observing (Partial Solar Eclipse)
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05-07-2015Warley Woods Picnic in the Park 5th July 2015
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10-07-2015Kings Norton Village Canal Festival 2015 July 10th-12th
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25-09-2015International Year of Light 25th Sept 2015
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27-09-2015Bletchley Park
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28-09-2015Stargazing (Lunar Eclipse) 28th Sept 2015
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12-11-2015Kelling Heath Winterfest Star Party
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18-03-2016Lickey Hills Spring SkyWatch 18th March 2016
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07-04-2016None Bas Event - Kelling Heath 7th-11th April 2016
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02-09-2016None Bas Event - Herstmonceux 2nd-5th September 2016
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29-09-2016None Bas Event - kelling heath 29th Sept - 3rd Oct 2016
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01-10-2016Winterbourne Steam Day: Solar Observing
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14-10-2016None Bas Event - The International Astronomy Show 14th-15th October 2016
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22-10-2016None Bas Event - University of Birmingham: FAS Convention
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03-02-2017Warley Woods, Stargazing
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11-06-2017Woodgate Valley Urban Farm: Solar Observing
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02-07-2017Warley Woods Picnic in the Park 2nd July 2017
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29-07-2017RSPB Event - Solar Event
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30-09-2017Federation of Astronomical Societies 2017 Convention including AGM
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16-11-2017Winterfest 16th-19th November 2017
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23-03-2018Lickey Hills Visitor Centre Spring SkyWatch 23th March 2018
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12-04-2018Kelling Heath Star party April 12th - 16th
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08-07-2018Warley Woods, Picnic in the Park
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06-09-2018Kelling Heath Star Party September 6th - 10th
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19-10-2018Lickey Hills Autumn SkyWatch 19th Oct 2018
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08-11-2018Winterfest kelling heath November 8th - 11th
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15-02-2019Warley Woods Stargazing Evening 15th Feb 2019
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10-08-2019Birmingham Library Solar Event
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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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Library

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.

www.lightpollutionmap.info

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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