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 February 2021: Cosmic Dawn and Destiny (follow up to Hawking/Edge of Physics) Paul Fellows (Cambridge AS)


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 30th Oct 2020 at 7.30pm.

*** We have put measures in place to make the observatory accessible for limited numbers of members of the society, and now public groups can be taken in by household groups for a tour. We encourage you to bring along telescopes, binoculars, cameras to use from our dark site. We will also be demonstrating live astronomy via video camera***

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 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