At short notice on Tuesday the 18th March the BBC Sky at Night film crew, with presenter Peter Lawrence, confirmed that they would be paying a visit to the Bedford School's Observatory.
Welcome to Bedford Astronomical Society
For 25 years, Bedford Astronomical Society has been bringing astronomy to the good people of Bedford, and the surrounding areas. We are a friendly and informal society with over 90 members taking part in a variety of activites.
We hold regular meetings, where we bring professional astronomers and scientists to talk on a variety of subjects, observing sessions, present to local schools and social groups, and support the outreach programme of the Bedford School Piazzi Smyth Observatory
You can find lots more information about us, the observatory and the activities we get up to, on this site, but if you have any questions, please do get in touch via our Contact page
Sunday evening and the forecast proved correct again with some nice clear skies for the group of 20+ people that attended the observatory.
We will be opening the Observatory between 8pm and 9pm on Sunday 2nd Feb for Observing the Supernova
A group of eleven BAS members met at the Observatory to view the supernova in M82.
As you probably know a Supernova has flared in the Cigar Galaxy M82....
Linton has posted an image of the SN taken yesterday - see the Flickr feed for the image