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Welcome to Bradford Astronomical Society

We are a friendly group of people who all share a common interest in the universe and its many wonders. Some are more interested in observing using either the societies or their own telescopes and equipment, whilst others are more at home with the study of various aspects of the technical side of astronomy.

Whatever your interest may be, and no matter whether you are an expert or a complete beginner you will be made most welcome.

We have a very active observing section of the society, and this is complemented by our regular meetings with excellent speakers giving talks on a wide variety of subjects, often with slide shows or video presentations. There really is something for everyone no matter what your particular interest in astronomy.

Please check out the meetings link for a complete list of this season's speakers and activities.

If you would like to come along to an observing session, please give your name to John Bardsley at the Monday meetings at Eccleshill Library, then he can add you to the list of people he will contact when an observing session is to take place.

Next Observing Session:

To be confirmed

BBC Stargazing LIVE Observing Session at East Riddlesden Hall


On Wednesday 18th March 2015 we will be holding a public observing session in conjunction with BBC Stargazing LIVE

East Riddlesden Hall (National Trust), Keighley, starting at 7 pm

This is a joint venture between Bradford Astronomical Society, Keighley Astronomical Society, The National Trust and the RSPB.

We will be observing the night sky if conditions are favourable, if not we will be indoors having an informal discussion on various astronomical topics and giving tips on observing the forthcoming partial Solar eclipse which will be visible from our part of the country on Friday 20th March.

There will be a selection of telescopes on display and the RSPB will have a stand.

BBC Stargazing LIVE will be shown on TV during the evening.

Drinks and hot soup will be available throughout the evening.

This is a free event.