Welcome to Birmingham Astronomical Society (UK)

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Club events are restricted due to Covid-19. 

Online lectures and activities like our Quiz Night are happening - Members, please check your emails. Visitors get in touch and we can send details. 



promoting astronomy since 1950...


We also have our own club room at the University (map) which is open 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).



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27-09-2022ASMM Lecture tba Elizabeth Stanway
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ASMM Lecture tba Elizabeth Stanway


Galaxies can now be seen to vast distances, looking back in time
to less than a billion years after the Big Bang. But interpreting
those galaxy observations is not a simple task - often they are
small, faint smudges, and information on the stars they are
forming and the impact those stars have on their environment has
to be extracted by comparing the light we can see to local galaxies
and to computer models. These galaxy models have to consider the
complex interplay of influences from stars and from the gas that
lies between those stars. In effect, we have to build our artificial
galaxies one star at a time, and examining the evolution of those
stars. This process is known as population synthesis and gives us a
profound insight into what physics may explain the light we
observe. In this talk I'll discuss my work and that of others on
interpreting galaxies, using the combination of cutting-edge
observatory data and equally cutting-edge computer modelling.

25-10-2022tba Matteo Brogi
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How to Join


New members are always welcome.

Regular Membership is £15 per year


Membership fees are annual and membership is restricted to persons aged 18 years and over.


Here are 9 great reasons to join us and we look forward to meeting you!

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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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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