BAS Meetings Programme for 2018-2019

Normally all Friday meetings will be held at Bristol Photographic Society (BPS), Unit 13, Montpelier Central, Station Road, Montpelier, BS6 5EE. Click here for  directions to BPS

Member Talks Nights are not just for members! Everyone is welcome to come along for an eclectic mix of astronomy related talks given by BAS members.

We will hold a telescope surgery night on 30 November 2018 where you can get expert tips and training on how best to use them. Please book in advance via email or phone if bringing your own equipment due to space restrictions.

Please check here regularly in case of any changes or updates to the programme.



Start of 2018-2019 New Programme, from 5 October onwards

Date Speaker Talk title
5th October Prof. Mark Birkinshaw
Rodney Hillier Memorial Talk - Orbits of many types
12th October Dr. Graeme Poole From dust to planets: a guide to building the solar system
19th October
Member talks night
Talks given by BAS members
26th October Lucy Kissick Grey Mars: the World Beneath the Red Dust
2nd November Callum Potter Mark Gibbons Galaxies! Mayan Astronomy
9th November Members Only Planetarium Visit
There will be no event at the BPS this week! 
16th November Dr Annabel Cartright The Venus Hypothesis 
23rd November Bob Mizon Seven Moons
30th November Telescope Surgery Feel free to bring a telescope along
7th December
Prof. Mark Kidger
PLATO Mission
14th December Christmas Party £3 per ticket bought in advance only
21st December
Christmas break - no meeting
28th December
Christmas break - no meeting



Talk title
4th January
Christmas break - no meeting
11th January
Member talks night
Talks given by BAS members
18th January
Nick James
25th January Alice Sheppard 11 Year of Galaxy Zoo
1st February Member talks night Talks given by BAS members
8th February Dr Suzie Imber Mercury: First Rock From the Sun
15th February No Meeting Room Closed for Private Event
22nd February AGM Talk by Andrew McLean - A Neutrino From a Distant Galaxy
1st March Chris Lee European Space Science- A UK Perspective
8th March Member talks night  Talks given by BAS members
15th March Elizabeth Pearson A brief History of Landers and Rovers
22nd March Richard Miles A Sideways Look at Dark Matter and Dark Energy
29th March Prof. Mike Cruise Gravitational waves: A New Window on the Universe
5th April Member talks night Talks given by BAS members
12th April Greg Smye-Rumsby Life In The Universe
19th April Good Friday No Meeting
26th April Terry Ransome Beagle 2
3rd May Dr. Lucie Green The Formation and Eruption of Magnetic Flux Ropes from the Sun
10th May Member talks night Talks given by BAS members
17th May Andrew Lound Out of the Darkness - Pluto and the Outer Worlds
24th May Owen Brazell Shrouds of Night – Observing dark nebulae
31st May Robert Massey & Alexandra Loske The Moon
7th June Libby Jackson A Galaxy of Her Own
14th June Member talks night Talks given by BAS members
21st June Prof. David Southwood Presidential Address - The Race To The Moon

 (P) - Provisional Title  (TBD) - Title to be defined

As normal over the summer period our meetings are less frequent and are notmally talks given by BAS members. Please check here regularly for more details.