Welcome to the University of Glasgow’s Astronomy Society! We are a group of enthusiastic individuals, inviting people from all degree disciplines to join us in our interstellar journey. If you have any questions/concerns/cool facts please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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About us

We host frequent guest lectures, observing nights, solar observing and social events, in addition to carrying out a schedule of public outreach events in collaboration with the School. Most of the events are held in the School of Physics and Astronomy’s facilities, but our membership is open to anyone. 

Whether you’re an astronomy student, or just interested in the universe around you, Astrosoc is the place to be.

Events

 

14 Nov – Magic in the Stars

Oh my dear boy…you have the Grim!

We paired up with GU Harry Potter Society to organise this magical astronomy and divination session. Here’s all the information you need:

You will be able to learn some astronomy in the planetarium, discover your divination skills in tea leaf reading and (unless it’s cloudy) observe planets and stars through a telescope.

The lessons start at 7 pm in the Glasgow Uni Observatory but for those of you who’d like some socialisation before that, come to the Bank Street bar at 6 pm for free pizza and a great chat! (free pizza only if you buy a drink). Afterwards we will all take taxis to the Observatory together.

However, there are some prerequisites for the lessons: You need to be a member of at least one of the societies. Worry not if you don’t have your membership yet, though! You can buy it when you arrive for the event.

So whether you decide to enjoy some company (and pizza) beforehand or go straight to the Observatory, either way we look forward to you joining us for a night full of magic and education!

Let’s just hope noone finds a Death Omen in their cup…

Go to our Facebook event for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1261368757302663/

Membership

Membership of Glasgow University Astronomy Society is open to all. You don’t need to study astronomy, physics, or even a science to take advantage of our observing evenings, guest lectures, and social events.

 You can join Astrosoc at any of our events (just speak to a board member), at the Freshers Fair, or from a board member in the Student Library (that’s room 332 of the Kelvin Building) from 1pm to 2pm on weekdays.
Membership to Astrosoc is £3.
Joint membership with Physsoc is £5.

Committee

Meet the committee:

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I’m Zak, the current President of AstroSoc. This is my second year on the committee, after I was Observing Commander last year. Outside of AstroSoc, I sepnd most of my time crying over my masters project, and outside of that I spend my time building my DVD collection, building my NERF blaster collection, and trying not to think about my masters project.

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Hey Everyone! I’m Cat and I’m the Secretary of Astrosoc this year. I’m a fourth year Physics student with tentative plans to do a PhD. I don’t really do anything else and essentially live in the Kelvin Building. I’m not sure what that says about me but I don’t think it’s good!

Favourite Planet – Venus – it’s inhospitableness due to ridiculously high temperatures and massive amounts of pressure on the surface, never mind the toxic atmosphere really speaks to me.

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Hi! I’m Laurence and I’m the Ordinary Committee Member for Astrosoc this year.

I’m currently a postgraduate research student at the Institute for Gravitational Research, feel free to ask me about it!

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Hey I’m Kirsten! I’m new to Astrosoc this year, joining as webmaster. Currently in 3rd year of Physics with Astrophysics I am hoping to survive the next three years…

 

 

Gallery

This page is currently being improved, sorry for the inconvenience! In the meantime, head over to our Facebook page to check out our gallery 🙂

Contact

If you have any queries please feel free to contact us through this page or you can pop into the Kelvin building room 332 to chat to us in person.