Bromsgrove Astronomy Society.
BASOC, the Bromsgrove Astronomical Society, caters for Astronomers of all ages and experience in the local area.
We have many members ranging from highly seasoned amateurs to those without telescopes at all – so don’t feel too intimidated to pop along one evening at the Bromsgrove Rugby Club in Finstall. The Rugby Club is a fantastic venue and offers dark skies with a good southern view. If you’re not sure where we are take a look on Google Maps , society location for more info.
Address : Bromsgrove Rugby Football Club, Finstall Park, Finstall Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 3DH.
We currently meet twice a month at the rugby club.
1st Monday of the month – Observing Evening – If clear outside to do some viewing, if not ( usual situation ) then inside to discus, share and help each other. The more experienced observers are always willing to help less experienced with their set up and in finding the way round the night sky.
If you are new to astronomy or returning and want help or advice then this is where you will get most help, no formal business so lots of time to talk. NB: this meeting is not included in our calendar.
3rd Monday of the month – The formal monthly event consists of a talk by a prominent speaker or other Astro related activity, such as a quiz or technical evening. We start the evenings at 8pm sharp and continue until at least 10pm, often much later if weather permits good sky viewing. Full details of our upcoming events can be found in the society calendar on this site.
Doors are usually open at 7:30 or a little after. The first 15 minutes is usually a little hectic as we set up seating etc. So if you are new please excuse us if we are a little slow in greeting you, but rest assured someone will get round to welcoming you.
At our first event in October 2008 we attracted over 70 visitors and membership now stands at a healthy 70+ making us one of the largest astro societies in the country. We hope to continue attracting new interest and welcome anyone to pop along one evening soon.
Since the society was first formed in 2008 we have enjoyed a wide range of talks both from visiting speakers and club members.
As well as talks we have also held inter society quizzes at Christmas, society trips as well as viewing evenings at Bromsgrove Rugby Club.