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.
In June it is much too light for any deep sky observing, but planets Saturn and Jupiter are together and with Mars and are available soon after midnight. Look North for Noctilucent clouds at midnight. See the What's Up page for more information.
The Sky at night, Sunday June 14th on BBC Four at 10:00 pm, subject to be announced, repeats on Thursday 18th June, at 7:30 pm on BBC Four.
If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to get in touch using our Contact page or by ringing 01922 632624.
All events have been cancelled during the lock-down until further notice.