Author: Linton Guise

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.

Christmas Observing

With a Speaker meeting on November 28th and the BAS Social on December 12th, the last scheduled observing session of 2018 is December 5th if clear. We will start again on Wednesday 2nd January. However, watch out for any special

November 21st Observing

The forecast shows part clear for this evening. It will be close to full moon, but if it is clear we will do what we can. Please check the Twitter feed for information before travelling. L.J.Guise

November 14th Observing report

Thin cloud at the start of the evening cleared rapidly leaving us with some splendid views. The Moon and Mars were both on show at the start of the session, but as they slipped low into the southwest we moved

November 14th Observing

The weather forecast is promising for Wednesday 14th, if it is clear the Observatory will be open from 7:30-9:00pm. Check the Twitter feed for weather updates on the night, but if you can see the Moon we will be observing.