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

We are currently back in the hall at Great Ellingham Recreation Centre
with the facility to livestream on Google Meet (links go out to members and on facebook page)

10 December 2021: Star life Michael Poxon


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 like Zoom. Hosting livestreams from the hall may lead to more delays in allowing participants in or responding to comments. 

Times: arrive at 19:15 for a 19:30 start. Society admin usually lasts 5 min, then it is over to the speaker and followed by questions and coffee. 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). Costs are £2 hall entry £1 if under 18.

Public Observing Nights

We hold free public observing nights on the last Friday of the month. The next one is currently scheduled for 26th November 2021 at 7:30pm, note that the following is Thursday 30th December so as to avoid New Years Eve.

Currently we allow a maximum of 6 people / 2 households in the observatory and have plenty of space on the patio and field for more telescopes. Please bring any new telescopes if you want advice or to test them.

Star Parties

We attend spring & 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