The University of Birmingham Astronomical Society consists of current undergraduate and postgraduate students who are interested in astronomy. We are the oldest society in the guild of students and the society has a rich history with many famous scientists and public figures including Patrick Moore, John Brown, the current astronomer Royal for Scotland, Brian Cox, and Helen Sharman, the first British person in space have visited the society over its years of existence.
We welcome students from all astronomical backgrounds, from absolute beginners to astronomy experts.
Our weekly meetings range from talks on astronomy and space science, the Greek mythology of the constellations, popular science explained, challenges, games, quizzes, and much more.
After each meeting – weather permitting! – we go outside and observe the universe with the society’s telescopes. This is, of course, followed by a trip to Joe’s Bar at the Guild.