The Knowle Astronomical Society welcome you to our website
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If you're interested in astronomy this is the society for you! Our members range from people with a casual interest in the subject to serious amateurs and professionals. You don't need any specialist knowledge to join, nor do you need to own a telescope. You can also be sure of a friendly welcome.

We normally meet on the first Monday of the month but tend to avoid bank holidays etc. Please check out the meeting dates on the "Meetings Calendar" menu item. 

Doors open at 7.35pm ready for an 7.45pm start and are held at Dorridge Village Hall, Grange Road, Dorridge, 
SOLIHULL, B93 8QA.
 
Please see the 'About Us' link for more information, including how to get to the venue.


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Meanwhile, check out if tonight will have clear skies; the phase of the moon or if the ISS will be visible at 'Clearoutside.com'.

Also, why not try 'flying' around the Milky Way and view our closest 100,000 stars from your armchair, seeing where our solar system sits in the great scheme of things!!


Also see our 'Sky Notes' for what to see in the night sky this month.
 

News 

The Society’s next meeting will take place on 1st June 2015 at Dorridge Village Hall. Doors open at 7.35pm ready for a 7.45pm start (or as soon as the chairs are out)!

Jay Tate from the Space Guard Centre in Wales will be talking about spotting asteroids.

WHAT TO SPOT this month:
  • May 20th, 10pm onwards: Transits of Io and Callisto across the face of Jupiter.

  • May 21st and 22nd, 1 hour after sunset: Venus and a crescent Moon.

  • May 23rd/24th: Jupiter and a crescent Moon.

  • May 23rd: Saturn reaches opposition - due south at 1 am (BST).

  • May 28th: Comet Lovejoy close to the Pole star