Saturday PUBLIC VIEWING nights at the Failand observatory

Next Observing Session...

Saturday 12th August


Tonight's session has been cancelled due to site access issues (Bristol Ballon Fiesta activities for Saturday evening). 

Next session is planned for Saturday 26th August.



The society's observatoryMembers open the Society's Observatory at Failand for the General Public on most clear Saturday Nights.

We welcome visitors including family, friends, neighbours with or without telescopes and binoculars etc. No astronomical knowledge or skill is required except interest in what you may be about to observe!

For further information on how to attend, including details on where to find us please email:


Due to the variable nature of British weather we make the decision to run or cancel these meetings early on Saturday evening. We indicate the latest status here and on our BAS HOME page - be sure to bookmark this!

We would ask that you do not arrive before the stated start time as we need time to get the telescopes ready for use

Sessions usually last for a couple of hours but close early if the sky clouds over.



Click HERE to find out what is happening in the Night Sky above us






Sat 29 Jul Dave Smales Stephen Price
Sat 5 Aug Simon Perks Toby Lumber
Sat 12 Aug Stephen Price Dave Smales
Sat 19 Aug No public observing  
Sat 26 Aug Toby Lumber Alison Camacho


For reports on some of our previous observing sessions then go to our OBSERVING REPORTS section on the Web