Category: General

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

January 31st Speaker Meeting

After a very successful observing evening last week a reminder that next Wednesday, January 31st, is our speaker meeting on Variable Stars in the Old Theatre. 7:15 for 7:30pm. This will be followed by a Sky Diary for February. L.J.Guise

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.