AstroSoc logoThe oldest society in the Guild of Students, the University of Birmingham Astronomical Society (AstroSoc) plays host to anyone with an interest in astronomy, space and astrophysics. We frequently arrange and host talks by experts from all aspects of astronomical-based backgrounds and, when possible, we invite members to join us in observing the night sky through some of our many telescopes.

The Society also has a passion for outreach work, spreading our enthusiasm for astronomy and our knowledge of astrophysics to members of the public young and old. Our reputation is so strong that we were the first winner's of the Outreach Award at the EPS Societies' Awards back2 in 2014, and have since won the Continued Excellence in Outreach Award twice!

Visit our Facebook page or uobastrosoc on Twitter and Instagram to find out more, or check out our YouTube channel 'UoB AstroSoc' to watch some of our past events. You can also contact us via email on

EPS Societies' Awards won:

  • Outreach Award 2014, Callum Bellhouse
  • Head of College Idea of the Year 2016, Alexandra Thomas for PhD Pathways
  • Outstanding Event Award 2018, for the British Science Week: Exploration and Discovery in Space workshops
  • Outreach Award Continued Excellence 2019
  • Outreach Award Continued Excellence 2020

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Latest news from AstroSoc

It's so great to be back in person!

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AstroSoc is the society for anything and everything to do with the astronomy, the night sky and observing. Chair Anwesha tells us why it's so good to be back!

AstroSoc welcome message

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Anwesha Sahu, Chair of the Astronomical Society (AstroSoc), welcomes First Years to the University of Birmingham. From scientific talks, to stargazing and socials, AstroSoc have got something for everyone!

Meet our student groups at the Virtual EPS Societies Fair

Our student groups are so unique that we have our own Fair so you can meet them! In the week of 12-16 October we introduced you to our incredible student groups with the first Virtual Fair. Watch the recordings here.

It's been a jam-packed term!

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We've had such a fantastically time with the AstroSoc schedule they starting before the academic year began! Tutku Kolcu tells us more.

Time flies, and so do AstroSoc Rockets!

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The Society had a wonderful spring term! In true AstroSoc fashon they organised the Mars Rover Challenge and a series of talks over the term, but also added new events. Incoming Chair Tutku Kolcu tells us more.

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