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 3rd May

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 have had to halt our usual meetings at Highfields school.

The good news is that we are now starting to move some of our events online, so we can continue to bring you great talks in your own home!

Our first online talk is on Monday 11th May by Dr Julian Onions (see events page for details). We will continue to try and bring you some of the best speakers online until it is safe to begin meeting at Highfields once again.

Breaking news: We have decided to arrange more online talks during what would normally be our break, and that all talks for the rest of the season will be free to attend.

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