Events

Weekly Events

Walsall Astronomical Society meets every Thursday evening (except Christmas week) at the Rushall Olympic Football Club

Talks

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:


  • BBC Sky at Night TV presenters such as Professor Chris Lintott, Dr Paul Abel and Dr Chris North
  • Paul Money from the BBC Sky at Night magazine
  • Former NASA Astronaut Don Thomas
  • Damian Peach, UK's top planetary sky imager
  • Nik Szymanek, UK's top deep sky imager
  • The Director of Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, Professor Albert Zijlstra 
  • The Director of Science at European Space Agency, David Southwood CBE
  • The CEO of the Institute of Physics
  • Professor Carl Murray, the sole UK member of the Cassini imaging team during the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn
  • and lots more


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.

Timings

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.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to get in touch using our Contact page or by ringing 01922 632624.

Upcoming Events

23/01/2020

Open meeting

8:30pm

Rushall Olympic FC

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23/01/2020

Open meeting

Normal open meeting, where we endeavour to do some observing if it's clear, or have a chat if not.

8:30pm

Rushall Olympic FC

30/01/2020

What's Up Doc?

8:30pm

Rushall Olympic FC

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30/01/2020

What's Up Doc?

A 'What's Up Doc?' talk. Our monthly look at the sky for the coming month, covering Phases of the Moon, visibility of the planets, along with the most exciting images collated from the astronomy news channels over Christmas, presented by Alan Ledbury.

8:30pm

Rushall Olympic FC

06/02/2020

'Nightscapes' - by Nigel A Ball

7:30pm

Rushall Olympic FC

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06/02/2020

'Nightscapes' - by Nigel A Ball

Nigel is an accomplished photographer specialising in 'Nightscapes'. He is also an Elected Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. More information at  https://www.nigelaball.com/talks. This talk is about getting the best from your DSLR after it gets dark, and will definitely be enjoyable!

7:30pm

Rushall Olympic FC

13/02/2020

Annual General Meeting

8:30pm

Rushall Olympic FC

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13/02/2020

Annual General Meeting

Members only tonight. It's mostly boring items on the agenda, such as electing the committee, but it is a legal requirement. We also discuss the accounts, decide what to spend it on, and hopefully choose a date for the club dark sky camping event.

8:30pm

Rushall Olympic FC

20/02/2020

Bill's Bits

8:30pm

Rushall Olympic FC

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20/02/2020

Bill's Bits

All the latest science and astronomical technology news from our own expert Dr. Bill Law.

8:30pm

Rushall Olympic FC

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