Calendar of Events

Meetings are held each month on Tuesday evenings, commencing at 7:30pm and concluding around 9pm. Our main meeting programme runs from September to May, usually on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, and over the summer we also get together on the first Tuesdays of June, July and August.

Admission is free to members, and visitors are welcome at £2 per visit.

Our meetings include talks from Members and Guest Speakers, plus more informal interactive "Activity Nights".

The programme of our future meetings is shown below, but may occasionally be subject to late changes, so if you're travelling from some distance, please contact the BAS Commitee by email to boltonastro@gmail.com to confirm before making your journey.

Date Subject Presenter and Venue
16th May 2017 Guest Speakers:- "High Altitude Flying"
High Altitude Balloon, Rockets, and Pico Hab the MSP, a small community group, will be visiting us and updating us their attempts to reach space
Manchester Space Programme
Ladybridge Community Centre
Tea Duty:- Joe Grant
6th June 2017 Guest Speaker:- "William Lassell 1799-1880 – Telescopes, Planets, and Drinking Beer" Gerard Gilligan
Ladybridge Community Centre
Tea Duty:- Richard Newall
4th July 2017 Summertime Quiz Night:- Laura will be our master of ceremonies for our annual quiz night. Laura Carroll
Ladybridge Community Centre
Tea Duty:- Keith Johnson
1st August 2017 Workshop:- "Summertime Observing / Telescope and Mounts"
If the skies are clear we'll be observing the sun, if not we shall be indoors helping people with their setup.
BAS Members
Ladybridge Community Centre
Tea Duty:-
5th September 2017 Annual General Meeting
Including a review of the last year, plans for the forthcoming year, election of the Officers, Committee and a general get-together.
BAS Committee
Ladybridge Community Centre
Tea Duty:-
19th September 2017 Workshop:- "Observing Night / Telescope and Mounts"
If the skies are clear we'll be observing the night sky, if not we shall be indoors helping people with their setup.
BAS Members
Ladybridge Community Centre
Tea Duty:-
3rd October 2017 Guest Speaker:- "The Astronomer from Preston who would not be eclipsed"
Local astronomer and engineer a look back on the life of Moses Holden 1777-1864
Ladybridge Community Centre
Steve Halliwell
Tea Duty:-
17th October 2017 Guest Speaker:- "Microwaves/Radio Astronomy"
Ladybridge Community Centre
Professor Clive Dickinson
Tea Duty:-
7th November 2017 Workshop:- "Observing Night / Telescope and Mounts"
If the skies are clear we'll be observing the night sky, if not we shall be indoors helping people with their setup.
BAS Members
Ladybridge Community Centre
Tea Duty:-
21st November 2017 TBA


5th December 2017 Guest Speakers:- "Spreading the word about Astronomy"
Pleased to welcome a visit and talk by the Junior Sharples Astronomers Group
Junior Sharples Astronomers
Ladybridge Community Centre
Tea Duty:-
19th December 2017 Annual Christmas Party
End of season food, festivities and fun including Roy's popular Astro-Scrabble team game.
Roy Caswell
Ladybridge Community Centre
Tea Duty:-

See also our activities page for more details about our society.
Last updated 13th-May-2017