Category: General

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

Summer Solstice

We are about to enter the Summer Solstice for 2018! There are 3 events to watch out for: June 17th – earliest sunrise. In Bedford this is 04:40 Just 21st – solstice, at 11:07am June 25th – latest sunset at

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May Meeting

A reminder that Darren Jehan will be talking about the automation of his observatory on Wednesday 30th May in the Observatory resource room at 7:30pm. This will be followed by the Sky Diary for June. L.J.Guise

April Speaker Meeting

A reminder that the April Meeting is in the Old Theatre on Wednesday 25th, when Dr John Rogers the BAA Jupiter section director will be giving a talk on the planet. 7:15 for a prompt start at 7:30pm. L.J.Guise

BAA Deep Sky Meeting

Many thanks to those BAS members that attended the BAA Deep Sky section Meeting on Sunday and for helping to make the day a huge success. L.J.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