Saturday PUBLIC VIEWING nights at the Failand observatory

Next Observing Session

October 2019


We will now be closed for public observing until October. Have a fabulous summer and we'll see you again when the dark skies are back.


The society's observatoryMembers open the Society's Observatory at Failand for free 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 27 Apr Toby Lumber Stephen Price
Sat 4 May Stephen Price Allan McCarthy
Sat 11 May Toby Lumber Stephen Price
Sat 18 May No public observing  
Sat 25 May Allan McCarthy Toby Lumber


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