BASIL April 2024

The front cover of BASIL shows the path of the partial solar eclipse on 8 April 2024, which will be visible from western parts of the UK. Observing highlights of the month include: 8 April: Small partial solar eclipse visible from western UK at sunset 11 April: Mars and Saturn in conjunction (am) 20 April: Jupiter and Uranus […]

BASIL December 2023

Your Society needs you – we’re looking for stars!   The BAS is run by the Committee according to our Constitution and is very much a team effort, with currently 10 members on Committee. It’s a great experience to be part of such a happy team and also a lot of fun! We have a few […]

BASIL March 2022

The front cover of BASIL shows plans for a 3D printed model of the Society’s Cyril Swindin telescope, which is being prepared by BAS member Trevor Taylor.  The Cyril Swindin telescope was a 12-inch Newtonian reflector telescope which was in the dome at our Failand Observatory for many years, prior to the installation of the […]

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