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.

Are any of these topics of interest to you - Visual astronomy, Astrophotography, EEA/EEVA, Exoplanets, Spectroscopy, Telescope making, or just an interest in all things related to Astronomy? If so, do join us at our next family friendly meeting.

You don't have to be a member to come along and see what we get up to. 

BAS members enjoying a Summer BBQ , 2023

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 meetings. 

Meetings start at 7:45pm with doors open from 7:00pm., meeting finishes at 10pm. Tea and coffee are provided.

Our meetings in April

Thursday 11th April - Practical meeting. if clear we will be outside at our dark location observing the night sky. If cloudy we will be discussing topics on astronomy

Thursday 25th April - Main meeting, Our annual Chairman's Address, this year the topic is Globular Clusters.


Visitors are very welcome to attend our meetings. There is a nominal £3.00 entrance fee to cover venue hire.

Under 18's are free of charge and must be accompanied by a fee paying adult.

Please note that for insurance reasons we are not able to accommodate unaccompanied minors at our meetings. Guests and members under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. 

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