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 16th March

Given the current situation regarding the coronavirus in the UK, and following the latest Government advice to avoid all unnecessary social interaction for the foreseeable future, we regret to announce that all talks and observing events have been cancelled for the rest of the season.

We are disappointed not to be able run these events, but the safety of our members and the visiting speakers is our main priority right now.

We have an exciting line up of speakers for our new season starting in September, which we hope can go ahead as planned, and we will do our best to rearrange the cancelled talks for the future.

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.

Wolvas Observatory at night