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 meetings. Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start.

Next Events

The next meeting will be on December 12th 2019 which will be a social meeting, so join us for a Christmas gathering at Cliddesden Primary School, Cliddesden, RG25 2QU, Start time will be the usual 19.00.


Project Argus - Tracking space debris

BAS has been helping the MOD to see if its possible to track satellites using standard DSLR camers.

The success of the project prompted a lot of local and national interest.

Click on the links below to hear Trevor Gainey on BBC Berkshire and Alan Lorrain on TalkRadio.

Click on the link to hear the interview.

BBC Berkshire talking to Trevor Gainey

TalkRadio talking to Alan Lorrain

Trevor Gainey on BBC Sound

For our full calendar of meetings and events click here. Please note that the time of events shown in the calendar may vary depending on your browser. This is a bug we are working on. Our general meetings all start at 7pm for 7:30pm

Star trails above Cliddesden Primary School - our meeting HQ

Basingstoke Roundabout