Welcome to The Bristol Astronomical Society (BAS). 

Based in the South West of the UK, BAS is run by amateur astronomers as a non-profit making educational charity. We are dedicated to exploring and explaining the splendours of the night sky and all aspects of astronomy for our members and the public. We are open to all, from the most knowledgeable to those merely curious.

With over 120 members and weekly meetings, we are one of the most active Societies in the UK, supporting a variety of interests ranging from observing, imaging, sketching and (of course) the armchair.

See our exciting  new 2018-2019 programme (from 5 October) with the latest developments in Gravitational Wave Astronomy, the Solar System and Life in the Universe. These friday evening astronomical talks are given by regular and new guest speakers, and society members. The Society has its own observatory and supports regular outreach across the city. Importantly, we enjoy the company of others as we share these interests. 

On this website you will find more details about our events, where we meet, how you can join and news on what we get up to. Feel free to browse around the site and if anything looks interesting and you'd like to know more, then visit our Contact us page. You can even email us your astronomy questions and we'll do our best to find you an answer. For those who are interested, we also offer free public viewing at our Failand Observatory on Saturday evenings. Come along (follow the information given on the Observing Tabs) and let us show you the night sky from Bristol.

For more information on the society, check out our FAQ page.

To our Members - keep an eye on our News tab and Observing status. Let  us know if you want more links and pages to keep you fully informed on our society activities.

Astronomy for young people: Starting 5th Oct and 9th Nov. 2018, we'll be running two 4-week Young Persons Astronomy Courses (ages 9-11 years). See Society News for more details.

New 2018-2019 Programme of talks. Have a look at our provisional programme of talks for the coming year. There will be more added later, so keep an eye on this page: 2018/19

Astronomy at the lake: Saturday 3rd Nov. 2018. An evening of introductory talks and observing at Chew vally Lake. See Society News for details and booking.

Get involved: Suggest a Talk for our future programme - we'd love to hear from you and it will only take a minute of your time to fill in this form.

Easyfundraising - Remember, if you purchase your online products through our Easyfundraising page, there are now almost 3000 retailers who will contribute a small but significant amount to the Society.

Facebook Follow the Bristol Astronomical Society on  facebook

Welcome to The Bristol Astronomical Society (BAS). 

Based in the South West of the UK, BAS is run by amateur astronomers as a non-profit making educational charity. We are dedicated to exploring and explaining the splendours of the night sky and all aspects of astronomy for our members and the public. We are open to all, from the most knowledgeable to those merely curious.

With over 120 members and weekly meetings, we are one of the most active Societies in the UK, supporting a variety of interests ranging from observing, imaging, sketching and (of course) the armchair.

See our exciting  new 2018-2019 programme (from 5 October) with the latest developments in Gravitational Wave Astronomy, the Solar System and Life in the Universe. These friday evening astronomical talks are given by regular and new guest speakers, and society members. The Society has its own observatory and supports regular outreach across the city. Importantly, we enjoy the company of others as we share these interests. 

On this website you will find more details about our events, where we meet, how you can join and news on what we get up to. Feel free to browse around the site and if anything looks interesting and you'd like to know more, then visit our Contact us page. You can even email us your astronomy questions and we'll do our best to find you an answer. For those who are interested, we also offer free public viewing at our Failand Observatory on Saturday evenings. Come along (follow the information given on the Observing Tabs) and let us show you the night sky from Bristol.

For more information on the society, check out our FAQ page.

To our Members - keep an eye on our News tab and Observing status. Let  us know if you want more links and pages to keep you fully informed on our society activities.

Astronomy for young people: Starting 5th Oct and 9th Nov. 2018, we'll be running two 4-week Young Persons Astronomy Courses (ages 9-11 years). See Society News for more details.

New 2018-2019 Programme of talks. Have a look at our provisional programme of talks for the coming year. There will be more added later, so keep an eye on this page: 2018/19

Astronomy at the lake: Saturday 3rd Nov. 2018. An evening of introductory talks and observing at Chew vally Lake. See Society News for details and booking.

Get involved: Suggest a Talk for our future programme - we'd love to hear from you and it will only take a minute of your time to fill in this form.

Easyfundraising - Remember, if you purchase your online products through our Easyfundraising page, there are now almost 3000 retailers who will contribute a small but significant amount to the Society.

Facebook Follow the Bristol Astronomical Society on  facebook

Saturday PUBLIC VIEWING nights at the Failand observatory

Next Observing Session

Saturday 8th December

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Please check here for status by 7 pm on Saturday 8th December. 

Star Parties

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Solar Observing for the PUBLIC at Tyntesfield house (National trust)

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No scheduled dates. Check here later for spring/summer daytime events.

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Miscellaneous Events

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Astronomy at the lake. Saturday 3rd. Nov. 2018 - An evening of introductory astronomical talks and observing (weather permitting) at Chew Valley Lake. See Society News for more details and booking. Open to all.

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