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

26/03/2020

What's Up Doc? - CANCELLED! (see details below)

8:30pm

Rushall Olympic FC

Event Details

26/03/2020

What's Up Doc? - CANCELLED! (see details below)

This has been cancelled to to the Coronavirus ➡ More Info.

A 'What's Up Doc?' talk. Our monthly look at the sky for the coming month, coverin...

Event Details

8:30pm

Rushall Olympic FC

02/04/2020

The Great Moon Hoax - CANCELLED (video available, see details)

7:30pm

Rushall Olympic FC

Event Details

02/04/2020

The Great Moon Hoax - CANCELLED (video available, see details)

This talk has been cancelled to to the Coronavirus. You can watch the very talk online here:  The Great Moon Hoax

As we all know, the Apollo ...

Event Details

7:30pm

Rushall Olympic FC

04/04/2020

Go Space Watch Exhibition

10:00am - 5:00pm

Sutton Arts Theatre

Event Details

04/04/2020

Go Space Watch Exhibition

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13, a Go Space Watch all day event in Sutton Coldfield. Lots of stands and lectures about the ...

Event Details

10:00am - 5:00pm

Sutton Arts Theatre

09/04/2020

Observing

8:30pm

Rushall Olympic FC

Event Details

09/04/2020

Observing

If the sky is clear, we shall endeavour to observe through the club telescopes. If not, we can use the opportunity to ask questions about As...

Event Details

8:30pm

Rushall Olympic FC

16/04/2020

Bill's Bits (Talk)

8:30m

Rushall Olympic FC

Event Details

16/04/2020

Bill's Bits (Talk)

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

8:30m

Rushall Olympic FC

More Events