BASIL March 2024

The front cover of BASIL shows images taken using the new BAS SeeStar S50 Smart APO telescope, by Darren Brown (BAS). Observing highlights of the month include: 2 March: Minor planet 3 Juno reaches opposition 13 March: Jupiter lies near a waxing crescent Moon (pm) 14 March: Waxing crescent Moon lies near the Pleiades (pm) 25 March: Penumbral lunar eclipse […]

BASIL March 2023

The front cover of BASIL shows a group photo of BAS members attending the 2023 Annual General Meeting, held on 24 February. We enjoyed a very interesting talk from Dr Vivien Raymond during the evening, who is a Reader in gravitational-wave astrophysics at Cardiff University – also pictured on the front cover. Predicted solar activity, […]

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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