University of Birmingham Astronomical Society

ASTROSOC - Meeting Every Thursday!

Author: Sophie Meredith

Welcome back

Welcome returning members and new members to AstroSoc 2014. We’re running a series of  exciting events this year including undergraduate talks, Film nights and the Patrick Moore Christmas lecture.

Membership for this year will cost £4 and you can sign up on the guild website or during the freshers fair on Friday 26th October.

Remember to get to know your committee, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter if you need more information.

Have a good summer

Astrosoc would like to wish all members and students a good summer and we’ll see you at the start of the new academic year.

This week’s meeting!

This week we’re going to be making paper craft mars rovers and our Outreach officer Callum will be hosting a surprise activity!

7:30pm, 20th March. Nuffield G13

Followed by observing (weather permitting) and finishing at Joe’s.

Jupiter Watch 2014

This Saturday we’re hosting a Jupiter watch day between 2pm – 5pm.

This will be open to the public with activities and workshops for all ages; so feel free to join us.



Workshops will be running throughout the day as well as scheduled talks. All the talks will take place in the Large Lecture theatre in the Poynting Physics Building.

The day will be followed by observing in the evening (weather permitting).

Astronomy in the City

February 26th 2014 (Tickets are required)

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Tomorrow we’re looking forwards to taking part in Astronomy in the City! If you’re attending, please make sure you’re aware of the events taking place throughout the evening. We look forwards to seeing you there!

6:00pm Welcome and introduction to the University of Birmingham Observatory
6:15pm What’s up? Exploring March’s night sky
6:30pm Future Human Space Exploration of Mars
6:40pm Why? How? Ask our experts your astronomical questions
7:00pm Break for Refreshments
7:15pm Observing

There are more details on the UoB Astrophysics website, here

Ming Moon: Round 2

We’re going back to Ming Moon Chinese restaurant to see if we can tackle the all you can eat buffet. Will we be successful?

This is a social event available to members only; because of this there is no meeting or observing on the 27/2/14

Themed observing: Planets

This week we’re looking forwards to themed observing of the planets.

So join us in Nuffield G13 at 7:30pm this Thursday to learn about some of the brightest objects in the night sky and found out how to observe them. Afterwards, weather permitting, there will be observing with the society telescopes and as always a social drink in Joes to finish the night!