THE BRISTOL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY​

Exploring the splendours of the night sky with our members and the public.
Discovering the latest scientific findings with visiting Experts.

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.

BAS is one of the most active Astronomical Societies in the UK.

We are please to announce that from 18th March main meetings with an invited speaker will return to meeting at the BPS. These will be a hybrid format, so those unable to attend will still be able to watch the meeting over Zoom. Our members nights will continue over Zoom.
 
BAS Members registered on our mailing list will receive a meeting invite a day, or two, before the meeting. This will contain full details on how to attend by Zoom.
 
More information can be found on our  Facebook page
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Open To All

From the most knowledgeable, to those merely curious…we are open to all.

First time visitors are welcome to attend any of our talks, free of charge.  For subsequent visits we request an optional donation of £3 per person.  BAS Talks are free to members.  

We have over 120 members, who enjoy high quality weekly meetings, and who benefit from equipment and material loans.

Questions About Space?

Send us your Question about Astronomy and we’ll do our best to find you an answer. 

For more information on the society and how you can get involved, check out our FAQ page.

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.

Join BAS

BAS Members have access to:

  • The society observatory
  • Exclusive Events
  • Weekly expert talks
  • Library of quality Astronomy Books

Where Does The Society Meet?

In normal times, we meet at Bristol Photographic Society’s excellent meeting space, in central Bristol.

The top of Station Road, just opposite Montpelier railway station.    

Bristol Photographic Society, 
Unit 13 Montpelier Central, 
Station Road, 
Montpelier, 
Bristol, 
BS6 5EE. 

Events

Events

Members Night with Richard Mansfield
1 Mar 24

Formal Talk by Andrew Lound - Universe in a new light. The work of the James Webb Telescope
15 Mar 24
Bristol Photographic Society

Formal Talk with Andrew Stephens - The Andromeda Galaxy Enigma - a new face for an old friend
12 Apr 24
Bristol Photographic Society

Members Night with David Bennett
26 Apr 24

Formal Talk by Max Whitby
10 May 24
Bristol Photographic Society

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Astrofest trip - London
2 Feb 24 - 4 Feb 24    
All Day
A few members of the BAS are going to the Astrofest event in London from 2-Feb to 4-Feb, for one or more days. If you [...]
02 Feb
2 Feb 24    
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday night is observing night!  There will not be organised members observing at Failand on the 2nd Feb as keyholders will be at Astrofest. Please [...]
09 Feb
9 Feb 24    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A variety talks given by members over Zoom.
09 Feb
9 Feb 24    
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday night is observing night!  Weather forecast currently showing a possibility for observing tonight at 9.00 pm after the meeting. I propose to run LX600 [...]
16 Feb
16 Feb 24    
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday night is observing night!  Tonight's members observing night is NOGO. Weather forecast is unfavourable. Any queries please email:  observatory@bristolastrosoc.org.uk     Event Status:  NOGO
23 Feb
23 Feb 24    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Approval of the Society Accounts and Committee Reports and election of the new Committee. The AGM is followed by a talk by Natasha Maddox who [...]
01 Mar
1 Mar 24    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A variety talks given by members over Zoom.
Events on 2 Feb 24
02 Feb
2 Feb 24
Failand
Events on 9 Feb 24
09 Feb
9 Feb 24
Failand
Events on 16 Feb 24
16 Feb
16 Feb 24
Failand
Events on 1 Mar 24

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