Welcome to Breckland Astro!

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!

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

Usual 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 and we open the observatory to attendees if clear.

Hall entry costs are £2.50 hall entry £1 if under 18. Small donations are also welcome, 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 Friday 23rd February 2024 from 7:30pm.

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.

Star Parties

The spring & autumn star parties at Haw Wood Farm, near Saxmundham have now ceased, but Star Parties at Kelling Heath occur around new moon weekends near spring and autumn equinoxes remain popular. Please contact one of us for questions – 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
Dedicated to the memory of Tony Fox Carter 1940