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 January 2018 Members Talk:- "Symbolism In Astronomy"
The links between astronomy and mythology
Emily Hirst
Ladybridge Community Centre
Tea Duty:-
Darren Watson & Joseph Leech
6th February 2018 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:-
Barry Howarth & Andrew Gaskin
20th February 2018 Members Talk:- Ross's Universal Robots
Even when it's cloudy in Bolton, we can still collect images from robotic telescopes at dark-sky sites around the world.
Ross Wilkinson
Ladybridge Community Centre
Tea Duty:-
Glen Millward & Keith Johnson
6th March 2018 Guest Speaker:- "Extreme Objects Populating our Universe"
Dr. Rene Breton
Ladybridge Community Centre
Tea Duty:-
20th March 2018 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 April 2018 Workshop:- "Nature of Light"
A story of how astronomers and other scientists discovered what light is. Why it has wave and particle properties and how its speed was measured
Richard Newall
Ladybridge Community Centre
Tea Duty:-
17th April 2018 Members Talk:- "Between us and the Sun"
Showing solar images with objects in front - planes, the ISS, Mercury culminating with the Total Eclipse
Dave Walker
Sharples School
Tea Duty:-
8th May 2018 Guest Speaker:- "Before the big bang"
Universal, a guide to the cosmos
Professor Jeff Forshaw
Ladybridge Community Centre
Tea Duty:-
22nd May 2018 Members Talk:- "Female Astronomers & Space Women"
A talk about the prominent women in astonomy and space research
Cheryl Etherington
Sharples School
Tea Duty:-
5th June 2018 Quiz Night:-
Laura will be our master of ceremonies for our annual quiz night.
Laura Carroll
Ladybridge Community Centre
Tea Duty:-
3rd July 2018 Guest Speaker:- "Turning astro-photos in to science"
Robert Ince
Ladybridge Community Centre
Tea Duty:-

See also our activities page for more details about our society.
Last updated 8th January 2018