Welcome to the 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.


"A Society is only as strong as its membership, and BAS has been especially fortunate in this regard. Over the past sixty-four years, members have come and gone; joined, left, rejoined, as lives and personal situations have changed.

Particularly poignant, though, is the loss of those members and friends who have left us through illness and the natural passage of time.

In the last eight months, we have lost five loyal and long-standing supporters of our Society: Andy  Salmon, John Walker, Bernard Ruffell, Pete Bolas and John Spittle.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a public and fond farewell to them all, and to thank their families for loaning them to us for a few hours every week over the course of many years. If we are all 'star stuff', then the heavens must surely have become a little richer recently."


* New members are always welcome!  (... and here are 9 reasons to join.)

* How to find us MAP.

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* List of Previous Lectures


Next Lecture

28-10-2014 - Eclipse Talk Part 2: Mike Frost
Aston University - 7.30pm - The lecture theatre is on the 5th floor, room 554, it is accessed from Main Reception by walking to the end of the Upper Ground floor corridor (with the Great Hall on your left) and then turning left through the double doors and taking the lifts to 5th floor. On exiting the lift, turn left through double doors and room 554 is down the corridor on your left.

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3 October 2014 -  Lickey Hills Autumn SkyWatch

Tel: 0121 447 7106             Time: 7:30pm - 9:45pm

Venue: Lickey Hills Visitor Centre, Warren lane, Rednal, Birmingham B45 8ER (off B4096 Old Birmingham Road) 

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Planetarium to view the stars and planets. £3 per person.



This event marks the beginning of World Space Week.
Entrance to the Centre is free with short talks, displays and demonstrations, and observing through telescopes if the weather permits.
We will be showing how to set up telescopes with an opportunity to talk with experienced users and get some practice using telescopes.

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