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!

Haw Wood Farm, the location for our Star Parties, is also a Milky Way class Dark Sky Discovery site!

Find out more about Dark Sky Discovery sites here.

Stargazing Live Event

Friday 31st March from 19:30 to 22:30

You are welcome to join astronomers from Breckland Astronomical Society for this extra special open evening at the observatory at Great Ellingham, timed to coincide with BBC Stargazing Live 2017. This event is free of charge and no booking is required, simply turn up! Hot refreshments will be available too!

Observing (if clear)

The event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes, weather permitting!

Next Meeting

At Great Ellingham Recreation Centre:

14 April 2017: Some Aspects Of Norfolk Astronomy Dr Mike Leggett


Star Parties

Our next Star Party will take place from Friday 24th March to Monday 27th March, 2017.

See here for more details.

Latest Images

Local Weather

Clear Skies forecast for Great Ellingham:


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Affiliated to the British Astronomical Association and the Federation of Astronomical Societies