Welcome to Breckland Skies!

Breckland Astronomical Society is based in the dark skies of Great Ellingham in Norfolk, and has its own observatory housing a 20″ reflecting telescope. You’ll find more about the society, past and present, in these pages, so feel free to look around!

Next Meeting

***Virtual Talk on GOOGLE MEET***

12 March 2021: Building an Observatory + The Crisis in Cosmology Malcolm Dent & Dan Self (Breckland AS)

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Please contact chairman@brecklandastro.org.uk or treasurer@brecklandastro.org.uk or breckland_astro_newsletter@gmail.com for the meeting log in details, giving a reasonable time to reply.

Google Meet is a web-based meeting app where you can simply click a link, enter a waiting room and be let in to the talk. Your camera is optional, but your mic should be muted while the talk is running unless you need to chip in a comment. You can type live comments which the hosts can put to the speaker as appropriate.

Times: join 19:20-19:30 for 19:30 start. Society admin for 5 min, then lecture, followed by questions. By 9pm most talks should be finished.

Small donations are welcome to cover our costs, via the website donate button or by contacting the treasurer (above).

Public Observing Nights

We hold free public observing nights on the last Friday of the month. The next one is currently scheduled for 26th Feb 2021 at 7.30pm.

*** Subject to Covid restrictions being lifted ***

Star Parties

We hold spring and autumn star parties at Haw Wood Farm, near Saxmundham. You can find more details on the Star Parties page, or you can contact one of us – see Contacts page.

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Registered Charity No. 1044478
Affiliated to the British Astronomical Association and the Federation of Astronomical Societies
Dedicated to the memory of Spencer Allen, FRAS, 1924-2010