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
Dr Elizabeth Palmer delivered a very interesting talk on the latest developments from the INTEGRAL mission (INTErnational Gamma RAy Laboratory) and the science that is being done with the data. The audience were shown how the collector worked out the position of the electrons, which is quite remarkable given the low number of photons collected! Visit the Website for more information.
BAS Christmas Social
A reminder that the BAS Christmas Social is on the evening of the 11th December. Please bring along some nibbles/drinks to share will fellow members, and if history is a guide, we should be in for a evening with the usual quiz!
Please note that the 4th December is the last planned observing session of 2013. However, we will be planning some special sessions for observing ISON providing the weather does it's bit! Please keep an eye on the Twitter feed and your emails!