Open for business!
The regular newsletter will continue and the latest
situation will appear on here too.
We also restarted our 'outreach' sessions when 45 year 3 pupils visited the observatory for a talk on the planets and a quick tour of the observatory itself :-) In the first quarter of 2022 we have had 8 community groups down at the dome, with representatives of all age groups from 7 to 70+ In that 3 months we had a total of 394 visits to the observatory!
Welcome to Brough Astronomy
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
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]
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Since September 2012