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.)

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Next Lecture

30-09-2014 - AGM plus Computers and Astronomy - BAS members
AGM plus Computers and Astronomy - BAS members

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Clent Hills, National Trust property

at Nimmings Wood Car Park

6th September 2014

4:00pm - 10:00pm

Clent Hills (Opportunities for Solar and Stargazing) with the National Trust.

Observing from a rural dark sky site. Visitors should wear appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing and bring a torch. Telescopes provided by the BAS.

£2 per head, payable on the night.

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