|Breckland Astronomical Society
is based in the village of Great Ellingham in Norfolk. The society, founded in 1993, has its own observatory equipped with a 20″ reflector, along with a number of smaller telescopes for the use of members. The Society holds regular monthly meetings featuring talks given by visiting speakers or by the society’s own members. There are regular observing nights for members interested in either visual observing or astrophotography.
|Please have a look around the site. You’ll find information about the history of the society, our meetings schedule for the year, and plenty of astrophotos taken by BAS members. If you wish to come along to a meeting or observing session, or join the society, you’ll find contact details here.|
Dark Sky Discovery
Our observatory in Great Ellingham is now part of the Dark Sky Discovery network – it’s been recognised as a Dark Sky Discovery site, Milky Way class!
Find out more about Dark Sky Discovery sites here.
June 14th: The Day They Launched A Woodpecker – Jerry Stone (Lecturer and Author).
BAS Star Parties!
The next BAS Star Party will take place at Haw Wood Farm starting 6th September!
The recent event held on the weekend of 6th April saw some lovely dark skies on the Saturday night, and some fine views of the tail of comet C/2011 L4 PanSTARRS were had.
See www.hawwoodfarm.co.uk for information on the site and booking details.
“The sky was clear & very dark and Orion was on a par with views from Tenerife…”
“The Milky Way was at least as good as the best I’ve seen from anywhere in England.”
|Join the Breckland Astronomical Society group on Facebook!|
Registered Charity No. 1044478
Affiliated to the British Astronomical Association and the Federation of Astronomical Societies