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.

Paul Pope Lecture 2022 – Free Public Talk

7:30pm Monday 7th March 2022

This year we are delighted to welcome Dr Fran Bagenal to give our annual free talk, entitled Juno Mission to Jupiter – Extended!

The talk will be given online, and is open to anyone to watch, so please do join us if you can.

Full details and link to the talk

Paul Pope Talk 2022 - Dr Fran Bagenal: Juno Mission to Jupiter

NEW 2021/22 Season (Starting Sep 2021)

We have been constantly reviewing the situation regarding the coronavirus in the UK, and in order to keep everyone safe we have taken the decision to hold all of the 2021/22 season talks online.

We are delighted to be able to continue to offer the reduced membership fee of £10 for this season! Thank you to everyone who continues to support the society during this difficult time. If you would like to join for this season, all the details can be found on the membership page.

Take a look at the great talks and speakers we have lined up on our events listing. There will also be a number of informal sessions 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 in line with any guidance at the time, so we hope we may see some of you this season.

In the meantime, we wish you clear skies and a safe and healthy 2022. 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