Walsall Astronomical Society meets every Thursday evening (except Christmas week) at the Rushall Olympic Football Club.
We also have talks on the first Thursday of every month, where we have invited guest speakers presenting a specialist topic. We have had talks given by presenters from a variety of backgrounds such as:
As you can see from the very brief list of speakers shown above, we've had some prominent speakers at the club. By a serendipitous and felicitous coincidence we were the first group in the world to hear a talk about the discovery of the Higgs Boson only a day after it was announced on 5th July 2012!
Talks range from how to make your own telescope to the physics of the latest discoveries. There are also in-house talks about observing tips, the latest astronomical news and the current objects of interest in the night sky.
To attend talks, please arrive at 7:30 pm, for a prompt 8:00 pm start.
All other Thursdays we open at 8:30 pm for a 9:00 pm start.
We are now well into Autumn with some of the best skies for observing. The summer Triangle is now in the West and the deep sky favourites the Perseus sword handle (The double cluster) and the Great Andromeda Galaxy are overhead. The Hyades and Pleiades rise well before midnight.
Sky at Night, Sun Nov 8th 10:00 pm on BBC4, Beyond Venus. Repeats 7:30 pm on 12th November.
If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to get in touch using our Contact page or by ringing 01922 632624.