Breckland Astronomical Society is based in the dark skies of Great Ellingham in Norfolk, a Dark Sky Discovery Site with its 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

Cutting Edge Astro-Physics, Dr Dan Self – Friday 12th July

Dan is the Chairman of BAS and a Science Educator.  He is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic amateur astronomer. This talk is about the latest radical theories behind the extreme environments of the universe. It is a follow-up to his earlier talk New Theories of Physics 2019.

Please contact chairman@brecklandastro.org.uk or breckland_astro_newsletter@gmail.com for any queries about meetings, giving a reasonable time to reply.

Usual Times: arrive at 7:15 pm for a 7:30 pm start. Society admin usually lasts 5 min, and then it is over to the speaker followed by questions and coffee. By 9 pm most talks should be finished and we open the observatory to attendees if clear.

Hall entry costs are £3.00 (or £1 if under 18). 

Public Observing Night

We hold free public observing nights on the last Friday of the month when it is dark enough. Bucking this rule, the next one is scheduled for Friday 23rd August 2024 from 8:30 pm.

We 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.

We are planning a bring your telescope workshop evening, for one of these sessions. Watch this space.

Regional Star Parties

See Star parties.


See the Extra Terrestrial.

Local Weather Forecast

Clear outside astronomical weather forecast