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Mercury Transiting the Sun - Midway
Mercury Transiting the Sun – Midway

Diary Date: 17th November

The BAA Equipment and Techniques section meeting – bookings are now open for this event!


Updates to the BAS Heritage pages!

We are pleased to announce that contributions have been received from Stuart Antrobus and Trevor Stewart. They have provided excellent write-ups on Bedford’s famous sons (Smyth, Piazzi Smyth, Maclear, Elger) and daughter (Hawkins).

Please visit the Heritage page to read their articles.

Latest BAS News

November 13th Observing

There is a chance of clear sky for Observing tonight. If so we will open 7:30-9:00pm. The Moon is……

Mercury Transit report

Clear sky but a cold breeze for the start of the transit of Mercury on November 11th. We had……

11th Nov – Mercury Transit

Some excellent views of the transit being observed by the group! Still time to catch a glimpse of this……

Latest BAS Images

Latest images from BAS members