University of Birmingham Astronomical Society

ASTROSOC - Meeting Every Thursday!

Author: Sean Elvidge

Committee 2015/2016

Thank you to everyone one who came to our AGM last night, and congratulations to our new committee:

Chair: Sophie Meredith
Secretary: Alex Thomas
Treasurer: Bethany Cook
Events: Alice Perry
Outreach: Nathan Adams
Equipment: James Delaney
Publicity: Manisha Bali

AstroSoc Committee 2015/2016

Starting Astronomy: Favourite Objects

This week we have got a host of small talks from each of our new committee members on their favourite object in the night sky. At the end of these we will be asking you to vote on your favourite of the objects that have been discussed with the aim that the society will make an effort to observe the most popular choices over the coming months (if possible).

So join us in Nuffield G13 at 7:30pm this Thursday to get your chance at picking the future observations for the society and learning some fun facts along the way. Afterwards, weather permitting, there will be observing with the society telescopes and as always a social drink in Joes to finish the night!

New Committee

Thank you to everyone one who came to our AGM tonight, and congratulations to our new committee:

Chair: Paul Carter
Secretary: Kristian Zarebski
Treasurer: Bethany Cook
Events: James Delaney
Outreach: Callum Bellhouse
Equipment: Nathan Adams
Publicity: Sophie Meredith

Patron: Sean Elvidge

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Malcolm

On October 27th our former chair, Kym Goss, married Jonathan Malcolm on a fantastic day in the beautiful Samlesbury Hall, to become Mr. & Mrs. (soon to be Dr. & Dr.!) Malcolm. Continue reading

Make Your Own 1/44 Scale LEM*

* out of paper!

It’s paper crafting night! Come along for a chilled evening of chat and paper.

Sadly, we don’t have usual room this evening so we plan to be in the Physics Coffee Lounge. This isn’t final however, but people will be around the physics area to guide you to where we are!

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Great Dropbox Space Race

Loads of people at the University use Dropbox, and here is a way we can all get at least an extra 3GB of space for the next couple of years!  Continue reading

Welcome to AstroSoc

Our first meeting of the term – a chilled out introduction to AstroSoc. Come along and find out about our events, equipment and become a member. Continue reading


Today, AstroSoc took delivery of our latest telescope, a Coronado Hydrogen- Alpha Personal Solar Telescope (P.S.T.).

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Welcome to the University of Birmingham!

As another year is about to begin, we, here at AstroSoc, would like to wish all of you, returning and new members of the University, a wonderful year!
Have a look around our site, or try our Facebook or Twitter page. Continue reading

New Site!

AstroSoc have a brand new website, this is website version 3! The last site was extensive, and while we migrate all of the info over, that site (and its predecssor) are still available to view:

Website Version 2

Website Version 1