Author: Linton Guise

Black Holes : Wednesday 27th February

Dr Colin DeGraf from Cambridge University will be talking about Black Holes to the Society on Wednesday at 7:30pm in the Old Theatre. All are welcome. L.J.Guise

Observing Thursday 21st Feb

We have a visiting school at the Observatory in the first part of the evening but we will stay open for general observing from 7:30pm to when the Moon rises at 8:30pm. All are welcome. L.J.Guise

Observing postponed Wed 20th Feb

We have decided to postpone observing tonight because of possible cloud cover and a near full moon. We are hoping to arrange a session on Thursday 21st as a replacement as the forecast is better and the moon rises slightly

Speaker Meeting : Wednesday 30th January

This month Rob Peeling will introduce us to the observational work of Admiral W. H. Smyth in compiling ‘The Bedford Catalogue’. This was the first widely published catalogue of many of the most interesting objects in the night sky. The

Total Lunar Eclipse

Sadly total cloud cover here in Bedford but we enjoyed watching the event live from Morocco and California. Let’s hope for better luck for the next time that all the stages of a Lunar Eclipse will be visible from the

Wednesday Observing : January 23rd

The weather forecast is promising for Wednesday, updates will be posted on Twitter as usual. Provided it is clear the Observatory will open 7:30-9:00pm. L.J.Guise

Harpur Science Forum Lecture: Thursday January 24th

All BAS members and Visitors are welcome to the talk by Professor John Brown OBE, Astronomer Royal for Scotland. The lecture takes place in The Quarry Theatre, Bedford School 4:30-5:45pm. Details have been sent to members by email and are

Total Lunar Eclipse January 21st

The Observatory will be open from 04:00-06:00 on Monday 21st January provided there is a prospect of some clear sky. Totality runs from 04:41-05:43. Updates will be posted on Twitter and on the front page of the website. L.J.Guise

New Year Observing

BAS Wednesday observing will recommence on January 2nd at 7:30pm provided the sky is clear. Updates will be posted on the Twitter feed as usual. Best wishes to all Members and Guests for 2019 and hopefully many clear Wednesday observing

Monday December 3rd Observing

The weather forecast looks promising for tonight, Monday 3rd December and very poor for Wednesday. The Observatory will be open for observers from 8:30-9:30pm. Please don’t come on site before 8:30pm as we have an adult evening class from 7:00-8:30pm.