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  2017-2018 programme for details of topics and dates of friday evening astronomical talks 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.

** New ** Junior Astronomy Course (yr.5-6, ages 9-11) Starting 23 February. BAS will be running our second Junior Astronomy Course. See Society News for information and booking.

** New ** BAA One-day "Back to Basics Astronomy Workshop" in Bristol, Saturday 10 March. A whole day of astronomical talks aimed at beginners including a buffet lunch. See  Society News for information. Book through BAA website.

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  2017-2018 programme for details of topics and dates of friday evening astronomical talks 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.

** New ** Junior Astronomy Course (yr.5-6, ages 9-11) Starting 23 February. BAS will be running our second Junior Astronomy Course. See Society News for information and booking.

** New ** BAA One-day "Back to Basics Astronomy Workshop" in Bristol, Saturday 10 March. A whole day of astronomical talks aimed at beginners including a buffet lunch. See  Society News for information. Book through BAA website.

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 10th Mar.

Status...

Please check here for status by 7 pm on 10th Mar.

Star Parties

Next Star Party...

To celebrate Victoria Park’s Urban Dark Sky Site status, BAS will be helping the Victoria Park Action Group (VPAG) to run a Star Party on either 21, 22 or 23 January, pending good weather.

See VPAG Facebook page for details.

Status...

This event is organised by VPAG and will depend on the weather - please check with VPAG for further details. Event postponed until February due to poor weather.

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

Next Observing Session...

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

Status...

 

Miscellaneous Events

Next Event...

BAA One-day "Back to Basics" Astronomy Workshop

Bristol, Saturday 10 March. A whole day of astronomical talks aimed at beginners including a buffet lunch. 

This event is open to everyone: public, members and non-members.

Status ....

Now booking through the  BAA website. See  Society News for more information.