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. 

Latest News
Our Next Events

UPDATE – 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 virtual meeting invite a day, or two, before the meeting.

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.  Subsequent visits are charged at £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

Members Night with Stephen Price
19 Jul 24

Members Night with Allan McCarthy
16 Aug 24

Members Night with Jake McMurchie
13 Sep 24

Formal Talk by Belinda Wilkes
27 Sep 24
Bristol Photographic Society

Members Night with Chris Adams
11 Oct 24

Calendar

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01 Jul
1 Jul 24 - 30 Jun 25    
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
£11.00 - £66.00
The new season BAS Membership for the 2024-2025 session can be paid from 1-Aug-2024.
19 Jul
19 Jul 24    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A variety talks given by members over Zoom.
Events on 1 Jul 24
Events on 19 Jul 24

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