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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – 1st August

Given the current situation regarding the coronavirus in the UK, and following the latest Government advice, we have taken the decision to hold all of the 2020/21 season talks online. We are looking into the possibility of holding some socially distanced physical meetings and observing sessions if it is safe to do so in addition to the online talks.

In light of the new situation, we have also reduced the membership fee to a bargain £10 for the next season! Thank you to everyone who continues to support the society during this difficult time. If you would like to join for next season, all the details can be found on the membership page.

We still have one talk of the 2019/20 season left on 10th August by Nicholas Booth – Mars: The Clearest View which is completely free to view. See the event page for details.

Next season’s talks are almost all organised now, and you can take a look at the great talks and speakers we have lined up on our events listing. We hope you will join us for next season.

In the meantime, we wish you clear skies and a safe and healthy 2020. Please keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter accounts for the latest updates and news, as well as our website!

Wolvas Observatory at night