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Countdown to Apollo 50th Anniversary

Dear BAS Members,   As we approach the 20th July 2019, the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo Moon landing professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain will return to our screens in a BBC Stargazing Special on the 15th

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Comet Iwamato

Our Chairman, Peter Hudson, sends the following information on Comet Iwamato: Over the next few nights Comet Iwamato (C/2018 Y1) will be tracking through Leo so will be very well placed for observers in the Northern Hemisphere. It is closest to

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Membership Renewals – Paypal

Dear all It seems we experiencing some technical issues with the new PayPal based subscription process, and potentially some confusion when completing the forms. Therefore we have removed this process – hopefully as a temporary measure while we work through

Lunar Eclipse – July 27th

If the weather is favourable, we will open the observatory on 27th for viewing the lunar eclipse – see the link below for full details Lunar Eclipse Please note the observatory will be open at 9pm not 8pm as previously

Observing 3rd January – Cancelled

Dear All Due to the poor weather, and nearly full moon, observing is cancelled for tonight. Please keep an eye on the website and Twitter as we will try and arrange a replacement date. Happy New Year to you all!

Asteroid 3200 Phaethon

Dear all On Monday 11th December, there is a good opportunity to see the asteroid Phaethon – the parent of the Geminid Meteor Shower. The weather is forecast to be clear, so the we are planning to hold an observing

Observing Friday 8th Dec

Hi all, The forecast is clear for tonight so the observatory will be open from 7:30pm to 9pm. Please note there are astrononmy students observing until 7:30pm, so please don’t arrive before 7:30. See you there!

Saturday 25th – Observing

The forecast is still favourable so the observatory will open at 6:30pm.

Observing Session – Saturday 25th Nov

As we were clouded out on Wednesday of this week, and the forecast for Saturday looks promising, we’ll be running an observing session from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Please continue to check the Twitter feed, or check back on the website,

Welcome to the new BAS website

Welcome to the latest version of the BAS website! We have now moved over to the popular Wordpress CMS system which gives us scope to do some really exciting things in the future.