Category: General

Observing Monday 25th March

>> Wednesday 20th March is full Moon, it’s called the ‘Worm Moon’ if you follow the old farming traditions, earthworms are supposed to start leaving their burrows! It also happens to be the Spring Equinox when the Sun crosses the

Wednesdays in March and April

March 20th : 7:30pm Observing if clear. March 27th : 7:30pm Speaker Meeting : Old Theatre. April 3rd : 8:30pm Possible observing but check Twitter feed and email update. April 10th : 7:30pm AGM and short member talks : Resource

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

Venus, Jupiter and Crescent Moon Conjunction

Well, for a change, the weather did indeed play ball for the morning of the 31st January, and we were treated to a wonderful view of the conjunction. It was a chilly start to the day – I recorded -6

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