BAS is a friendly welcoming society of approximately 60 like
minded people of varying levels of expertise and ages. Our twice monthly regular meetings held south of Basingstoke cover both the practical and theoretical aspects of astronomy.
You don't have to be a member to come along and see what we get up to.

We meet at Cliddesden Primary School, Cliddesden, RG25 2QU.  on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month apart from July and August when there are no scheduled monthly meetings.

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Chairmans Lego model of the European Extremely Large Telescope

Next Events

Our next meeting is on Thursday 27th October at Cliddesden School starting at 7pm.

*** Change of speaker: Main Meeting 27th October ***

Unfortunately Richard Miles is unable to talk to the Society next week and so we have had to arrange a replacement speaker.

 We are very pleased to be able to announce that 

 Dr George Sallit has agreed to talk to us.

George is an accomplished amateur astronomer with many years of experience and has written astronomical books as well as lecturing on the subject. He is presently the Chairman of Newbury AS having been involved with both Reading and Newbury Societies for years.

 His talk for the evening is entitled "What's up Doc? Latest Solar System Mission Data" .

 We hope that you will be able to join us for the evening. 

Check out our events page for a full list of events. 

Gaia Sky from ESA

Gaia Sky is an open-source, real-time 3D astronomy-visualisation tool that’s based on the European Space Agency’s Gaia mission to chart around one billion stars in our galaxy. Once you’ve chosen the graphics quality, resolution and mode (windowed or full screen), the program opens on a view of the Earth as seen from space. Gaia Sky takes a while to load so be patient. Click and drag with the left button to move the view, and click the button again to freeze everything.

 Download the software here

 Zentrum für Astronomie: Gaia Sky