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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

Astrofestival at East Riddlesden Hall on Sunday 19th October 2014


Bradford, Keighley and Leeds Astronomical Societies, the RSPB and the National Trust Are Hosting an Astrofestival at East Riddlesden Hall (near Keighley) on Sunday 19th October 2014. The Astrofestival launches at 12.30pm Weather permitting, there will be Solar Observing during the afternoon, followed by an evening Sky Observing session. East Riddlesden Hall is a 17th Century National Trust Manor House with picturesque gardens (see website link below). The event will take place in a converted and modernised tithe barn with underfloor heating. Admission to the Barn is free until 5pm, after that there is a charge of 4, which includes the evening talks. Children under 16 are free all the time. Speakers are:- Paul Money (FRAS, Sky at Night Review Editor, broadcaster and writer) Rod Hine (MA Cantab, Bradford University, Bradford Astronomical Society) Paul Neaves (BA, Keighley Astronomical Society) Julian Onions (FRAS) Trade Support from Green Witch and Rentascope Activities are free, except for those marked * :- Solar Observing Night-time Observing Junior Foot Pump Rocket Competition RSPB walk on the wild side! (Guided nature tour) Children’s activities (including Spiral Galaxy Maze) Pony Club and Scout Astronomy Achievement Badges – introductory talk. *Face Painting *Hot and cold refreshments – including licensed bar http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/east-riddlesden-hall/