The Knowle Astronomical Society welcome you to our website

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. Please check out the meeting dates on the "Meetings Calendar" menu item.

Doors open at 7.45pm ready for an 8pm 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.

KAS Star Camp 6-8th April2018

The campsite will be the same location as last year. The Caravan and Camping Club certified site called Cross Hands Caravan Site located at Little Compton, Morton-in-Marsh, Warwickshire, GL56 0SP 
The site is within approximately 1 hours’ drive of Knowle
There are 2 toilets and a shower on site.

Anyone who wants to join us in camping would need to book directly with the campsite. You needn’t be members of the Caravan and Camping Club to attend on this occasion.
Phone number: 01608 674288
Manager: Mr S Newman 

Please let KAS Observing Secretary, Ian Davies know if you intend to join the Star Camp.

Astronomy in the City – BirminghamUniversity

Astronomy in the City
Next mtg Wed 24th January. Alejandro Vigna Gomez will discuss supernovae, the amazing explosions from dying stars.

In Association with 

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

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.


The Society’s next meeting will take place on 9th Apr 2018 at Dorridge Village Hall.
This will be a members evening - your chance to talk about topics that interest you or show images that you have captured recently!
Doors for the evening meeting open at 7.45pm (not before) ready for a 8pm start - or as soon as the chairs are out!

For highlights of what to see in the night sky this month see Ian Morisons excellent current guide on the Jodrell Bank website).

You may also like to watch the latest BAA Skynotes presentation available on YouTube