Grand Opening of the Binocular Star Chair

On Friday 12th January 2024, the Bristol Astronomical Society hosted the official opening of the “StarChair” and “StarShed”. The powerful wide field 6” binoculars and StarChair setup were donated by former Chairman Andy Stephens. Andy travelled down from Cheltenham to do the honours of officially declaring the new observing platform. The whole system; the shed, base, StarChair […]

Maurice Brain (Vice-President and long standing member) has sadly passed away

It is with great sadness that I inform the society of the passing of Maurice Brain. Maurice passed away on 18th August after a short illness, at the age of 94. Maurice was a member of the society in the early days of its formation. He and his friends soon joined the committee and helped […]

Prof. Mark Birkinshaw (Vice-President) has sadly passed away

The society is very sad to announce the news that Professor Mark Birkinshaw has passed away, after a short illness. Mark was a member and Vice-President of the society for many years. He was also a regular on our programme of talks, presenting every year. His talks were always engaging, interesting and often on the […]

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