Current Programme of Events

Meetings are held either in the Resource Room close to the Observatory or in the Old Theatre

Rooms open at 7:15pm and talks start at 7:30pm

Observing sessions

  • Held at the Observatory on every CLEAR Wednesday between October and April - unless otherwise stated
  • Everyone is welcome to attend and members of BAS will be on hand to answer any questions
  • All times are as per current clock settings (UT in Winter, BST in Summer)
  • Observing will take place regardless of the moon phase
  • Observing will also take place on Committee nights
  • There is generally no observing on members evenings (last Wednesday of the month), unless otherwise noted

Committee Meetings

Committee meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, at the Resource Room. All members are welcome to attend

Please note:For observing sessions and Resource Room meetings, please ensure you park on Pemberely Avenue, and not at the car park in Burnaby Road. Thank you!

Events Calendar

Member's evenings will also include a Sky Diary/objects of interest


Please note the date of the AGM!

  • 31st May - Darren Jehan, 'Automating a Roll Off Observatory', followed by Sky Diary - Resource Room
  • 28th June - Keith Townsend, 'Here Comes the Sun' - Old Theatre
  • 26th July - Peter Hudson 'In the wake of Admiral Smyth, a deep sky odyssey', followed by Sky Diary - Resource Room
  • 30th August - Kevin Quigg 'Tycho Brahe' and Pat Tuck, 'Lovell, The Observatory and the man', followed by Sky Diary - Resource Room
  • 27th September - Carolin Crawford - Science Lab / Old Theatre
  • 25th October - Dave Eagle 'Time Peake and the ISS', followed Sky Diary - Resource Room
  • 29th November - Nick Hewitt - TBC - Old Theatre
  • 13rh December - BAS Christmas Social - Resource Room


For more information on the Society's programme, please get in touch via the Contact Us page

Volunteers Needed!

If you are able to offer a short (15-20 minute) presentation on any astronomical subject (your own images, observatory building project, etc.) please let us know. Your offer will be much appreciated!! We can help with computers and presentation equipment - we need you and the material!!