Author: Linton Guise

Last Wednesday Observing session of the Season

A reminder that the last regular Wednesday observing session of the season is scheduled for 18th April 9:00-10:30pm provided the sky is clear. Updates will be posted on Twitter as usual. Watch out for special sessions over the summer for

BAA Deep Sky Section Meeting : April 22nd

Any changes to the list of BAS members that have booked for this event through Linton must be made by April 17th at the latest. L.J.Guise Physics Dept. Bedford School. ________________________________ This message has been sent through the Bedford

BAS AGM Wednesday 11th April

Members are invited to attend the Society’s AGM which will take place at 7:30pm on Wednesday 11th April in the Planetarium at Bedford School. Any member interested in joining the Committee should contact the Chairman, Peter Hudson. L.J.Guise Physics Dept.

April Observing

Our last regular Wednesday Observing sessions of the season will take place on : April 4th 8:30-10:00 pm and April 18th 9:00-10:30pm provided it is clear. Please be certain to check the Twitter weather updates on the night before travelling.

25th March Observing report

The weekend of March 25th/25th was not very successful for observing, but we did get some excellent views of the first quarter Moon on the Sunday night. Craters Clavius and Tyco were in sharp relief next to the terminator and

Saturday 24th March Observing Evening

Provided the sky is clear we will have an observing session on Saturday starting at 7:00pm to mark the end of GMT. Hopefully we will catch Mercury and Venus at the start of the session and a first quarter Moon

Observing Report : Wednesday 7th March

After the snow and cold of last week, conditions for observing on March 7th were near perfect. A mild still evening with the Moon not rising until after midnight. There was practically zero cloud cover and the atmosphere was very


With speakers due to travel from as far as Leeds, Cheltenham and Kent, sadly the decision has been taken to cancel the BAA lecture day on Sunday 4th March. We have a provision rescheduled date of Sunday April 22nd and

BAA Deep Sky Meeting at Bedford School March 4th

The annual meeting of the deep sky section of the BAA will be taking place at Bedford School on Sunday March 4th in the Old Theatre. Full details are at: There is an excellent list of speakers through the

One for the Armchair Astronomers…

How the Universe Works. If you have access to the Discovery channel and Discovery Science channel then this series is not to be missed, but worth recording to miss the adverts! Series 1 was launched in 2010, series 6 first