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Astronomy and Space Groups in the West Midlands


Birmingham Astronomical Society

BAS holds meetings every Wednesday at Aston University, with a lecture on the last Tuesday of the month, as well as regular public meetings, talks and events around the city. A well-equipped workshop for lens grinding & aluminising, and an extensive library of astronomy and space science books are available. BAS celebrates its 60th year in 2010 with a new rooftop observatory at Aston University. Twitter and Facebook


University of Birmingham Astronomical Society

We are an active and lively student society who have existed in some form for over a century, making us one of the oldest societies at the University. We meet every Thursday during term time, and also organise trips to the University Observatory at Wast Hills. The Society also arranges a number of public talks and outreach events throughout the year which are open to everyone. Email: astrosoc (at), FacebookTwitter and Google+


Bromsgrove Astronomical Society

We cater for local astronomers of all ages and experience, from highly seasoned amateurs to those without telescopes. So don't feel intimidated to pop along one evening: every third Monday at the Bromsgrove Rugby Club in Finstall, starting at 8pm.  Weather permitting there is observing from around 10.00pm at this fantastic venue with dark skies and good southern view. Email: info (at)


Coventry and Warwickshire Astronomical Society

The society meets once a month, normally on the second Friday of each month. Please look up meeting dates under Calendar on our website. Meetings start at 7.15pm at Earlsdon Methodist Church Hall, Earlsdon Avenue South, Earlsdon, Coventry. CV5 6NF. Light refreshments are available.


Knowle Astronomy Society

We normally meet on the first Monday of the month, except August +/- one week for Bank Holidays. Please check Events and Meetings for relevant dates on our website. Meetings start at 8.00pm at Dorridge Village Hall, Grange Road, Dorridge, Solihull B93 8QA. Light refreshments are available.


Midlands Spaceflight Society

A group of space flight enthusiasts predominantly based in the West Midlands. The aim of the MSS is to distribute information on space exploration activities from around the world, including historical ventures and future plans. This is achieved generally through its newsletter CapCom, which is published 6 times per year, but also through our website and through our active discussion forum.


The Planetary Society UK

The Planetary Society is the largest public space organization on Earth, dedicated to exploring the solar system and seeking life beyond Earth. Projects include SETI, Mars exploration, solar sail spacecraft, extrasolar planet research and public education and outreach. More information on our website, Facebook fan page, or you can contact the UK office (based in Birmingham) by emailing Andrew Lound: odyssey (at)


Rugby and District Astronomical Society

The Society has flourished since inception in 2007 and has a full programme of meetings with guest speakers, summer outings, and observation evenings throughout the year. Meetings are on the 3rd Sunday of each month. For confirmation of events please see the website or e-mail: julianleck (at)


Stratford upon Avon Astronomical Society

Established society active in the Coventry and Warwickshire area. Club nights are on the first Tuesday of each month, involving observing, discussions and mini talks. Main lectures are held on the third Tuesday of each month, normally delivered by prominent professional astronomers who are also good science communicators. No need to book, visiting is free, with no pressure to join. Check website for programme and directions.


Walsall Astronomical Society

The Society was formed in 1997, and holds meetings most Thursdays at Rushall Olympic Football Club off Dales Lane, Rushall, Walsall. The Rushall site offers very good seeing (weather permitting) with members often bringing their own equipment, help is always on hand from the more experienced members. Email: info (at)

WAS_146 Wolverhampton Astronomical Society

Formed in 1951, the Society holds meetings at 19:30 on alternate
Mondays at The Environmental Centre, Highfileds Science Specialist School, Boundary Way, Wolverhampton. The site offers good seeing and observations are held prior to meetings using personal or Society equipment. We encourage participation of young people and are official partners with three local schools. Email: pajb (at) and Facebook

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 Astronomy for Fun

Astronomy for Fun was set up by a several keen enthusiasts who felt more fun and less seriousness in astronomy was needed. After all, they are just amateurs with a passion for star gazing.

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There's so much happening in the skies! The Society for Popular Astronomy brings the excitement of the Universe to everyone. Whether you're young or old, a beginner or an experienced skywatcher, you'll get a great deal from the SPA - Britain's BRIGHTEST astronomical society! The SPA's busy year includes quarterly meetings in London and occasional events in other cities in the UK. Members receive four issues of "Popular Astronomy" magazine each year plus six news circulars. There are specialist advisory services and observing sections, and members can also get discounts from some leading telescope suppliers and on admission to various places of interest. All this for just 16 per year in the UK (see our website for overseas rates). If you are under 16 you can join as a Young Stargazer at a special price of only 10 per year. This brings you all the benefits of membership plus a fabulous file packed with information to help you learn more. You can join online by going to our secure website at or write to: SPA, Dept. TP, 36 Fairway, Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5DU