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. If you have any questions/concerns/cool facts please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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.

Events

We run (Glasgow weather permitting) observing evenings at Acre Road Observatory, Socials, Lectures and our annual camping trip to Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park.

All our events are posted on our facebook page, so make sure you give us a follow to keep up to date!

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 committee member), at the Freshers Fair, or from a board member in the Student Library (that’s room 332 of the Kelvin Building) from 12pm to 2pm on weekdays. We also do online registration, which can be done by filling out this form (https://forms.gle/9KZbL2VxyceLSzyeA).

Committee

Meet the committee (2020/2021):

Hi! My name is Naomi and I am the president for the year 2020/2021. My role as president is, with the help of my wonderful committee, to manage Astrosoc and the events it puts on. This is my 3rd year on the committee, previously being the Social Secretary and 2nd year representative, and I’m excited to lead Astrosoc in the year ahead!

Hiya! I’m Katie and I’m in my second year studying Biochemistry, but I’ve always loved Astronomy too. Astrosoc means I can still get involved and make some friends along the way! I’m the secretary, which means I’m in charge of booking rooms, taking the minutes from our meetings, and organising our mailing list! 🙂

Hi, I’m Megan and I am the social and observing secretary this year. I have been a member of Astrosoc for the past 3 years but feel there were not many opportunities to be involved and make new friends. This year I look to raise more awareness of Astrosoc, organize more events and provide more opportunities to get to know people in the school.

Hi! I’m Melzie and I’m a second year physics student at the university. My role in the society is Librarian, meaning I’m in charge of keeping tabs of the books in the Library room. I’m passionate about anything space related and would like to share this with any new, or old, members. I hope to see you soon in this amazing society!

Hey lovely people! My name is Uzume and I’m currently in second year of my Physics and Astronomy degree at UofG. My role this year is as the Treasurer of AstroSoc, which entails the management of the societies funding for events. I look forward to spending this year working with my team to establish this incredible society further and hope to see you join too!

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.