Covid-19 Response (CoronaVirus)

 In line with the Government recommendations to slow down the spread of the virus and to reduce the peak load on the NHS, BLAS (Brough Observatory) has cancelled all physical group activities until further notice. This means no club nights or ’Open Friday Nights’ at the observatory for the foreseeable future - probably until the early Spring or until the outbreak fades away. We are sorry to disappoint everyone but we’ll open up as soon as the advice from the Government changes.

Our monthly club meetings and Friday night natter sessions are current being hosted on the Zoom web chat platform, and if you wish to join these use the 'contact us' page to ask to be added to the mailing list.


The regular newsletter will continue and the latest situation will appear on here too.

Thursday !0th June - there will be a partial eclipse of the sun -- we are holding an "open day" for it -- the eclipse starts at 10:00 for 2 hours finishing around 12:00 so if interested come on down [before 10:00 that is]

Welcome to Brough Astronomy

Home of the big telescope in Yorkshire.
We are a friendly society where we endeavour to make you feel welcome. We are located in Brough East Yorkshire.

So, if you are new to astronomy or more experienced and want to get involved, then you are most welcome to join the web site or even the Brough Astronomy Club also known as BLAS.

We have amongst the best (if not *the* best!) astronomy facilities in Yorkshire. This includes two domes with computer-controlled telescopes and good presentation and social facilities in our observatory. Our main telescope is a large Meade 14" Cassegrain, and we have two fixed 80mm refractors primarily used for imaging. We have a number of carry-out portable telescopes and we also have equipment for safe viewing of solar events.

Aims of the Society

The aim of the society is to promote all aspects of astronomy whether it is first time users trying to understand their telescope or find their way round the night sky to the more interesting aspects of the subject.

We are also a "hands on" group where we will endeavour to make, fix or talk about anything to do with astronomy.... or even other topics that have nothing to do with astronomy :-)

So if you are interested in astronomy, cannot get your telescope to work or understand it. Or simply have nothing to do on the fourth MONDAY of the month at 7:30 p.m. [Club night] or most Friday evenings -- COME ON DOWN  where the kettle will be on - or get a beer from the Blackburn Leisure club house.

If travelling a distance it's always wise to use the "contact us" tab or Email  -- and please allow a couple of days for a reply  [to allow  the poor old  soles to remember to read them]



Since September 2012

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Our address is :--

The Dome

Prescott Ave


HU15 1BB

the dome prescott ave brough hu15 1bb