Welcome to Wolverhampton Astronomical Society.

An amateur group founded in 1951, the Society has witnessed over a half a century of fantastic achievements in astronomy and space exploration. The Society is open to anyone with an interest in Astronomy (including complete beginners who are more than welcome) and all tastes and experience levels are catered for.

Experts and experienced members are available to give new members help and guidance in understanding this most interesting scientific subject. We also arrange a number of observing evenings throughout the year, and the society now has its own permanent observatory.

Why not come to a meeting and check out our warm and friendly atmosphere?

We arrange an interesting and varied programme of lectures from professional and experienced amateur astronomers, plus informal meetings and discussions.

2022/23 Season (Starting Sep 2022)

After a couple of years of virtual talks due to the restrictions, we are delighted to announce that from September we will be resuming our in-person meetings once again!

All the meetings will be run as hybrid events, so you can choose whether to attend in person, or watch and participate online. This also allows us to invite speakers from further afield to give us talks virtually for some of the events, but we hope to welcome as many speakers in person as possible.

We are also moving to a new venue – from September we will be hosted by the University of Wolverhampton, giving us access to larger rooms with tiered seating so that everyone will get a clear view of the presentation!

We are delighted to be able to continue to offer the reduced membership fee of £10 for this season! If you would like to join for this season, all the details can be found on the membership page.

We are still in the process of finalising all the speakers for the season, but they will soon start to appear on our events listing. There will also be a number of informal sessions (in person and on Zoom) where members can chat and exchange tips and advice.

During the year we will also be arranging some in-person observing sessions, as well as other informal events so we hope we may see some of you this season.

In the meantime, we wish you clear skies and a safe and healthy 2023. We will be updating information here as soon as the details are confirmed.

Wolvas Observatory at night