B.A.S Events

East Riddlesden Hall

Bradford, Keighley and Leeds Astronomical Societies, The RSPB and the National Trust Are Hosting an Astrofestival at East Riddlesden Hall (near Keighley) On Sunday 18th October 2015.

The Astrofestival launches at 12.30pm

Weather permitting, there will be Solar Observing during the afternoon, followed by an evening Sky Observing session.

East Riddlesden Hall is a 17th Century National Trust Manor House with picturesque gardens (see website link below).  The event will take place in a converted and modernised tithe barn with underfloor heating.

Admission £3

Speakers are:-

Rod Hine – “First Steps in Astronomy”

Dr Mike Evans – “Aperture Fever”

Andy Lound – “Saturn – Lord of the Rings”

Trade Support from Green Witch

Activities Include

Solar Observing

Night-time Observing

Junior Foot Pump Rocket Competition

Children’s activities

Face Painting

Hot and cold refreshments – including licensed bar



Astronomy with the Brontes!

We are having an astronomy event with Keighley AS and the Bronte Society on Thursday 26th October 16:30 until 20:00 at the school room next to Bronte Parsonage.

An event for all the family presented by the Bronte Society, Bradford and Keighley Astronomical Societies and Green Witch Astronomical equipment suppliers. 
There is a presentation by Rod Hine which will delve into the passion the Brontes had for astronomy as reflected by astronomical references in their works and various documents the Bronte Society has stored in their archives.
We will also be running a rocket workshop for the young (and not so young!) budding astronauts where you can design and build you own cardboard rockets and then launch them from the Parsonage. No rockets have ever been launched from Haworth before!!! There is a £3 charge per person for the rocket workshop. 
There will be an example of a brass telescope from the mid 1800s of the type the Bronte’s would have had to use as well as modern telescopes which, weather permitting, the public can use for solar and night time observing. 
Refreshments are available, so come along, enjoy the evening and spend some time with experienced astronomers and discover what thrilled and captivated the Brontes about astronomy!
Late Summer BBQ

Sunday 1st October starting at 4:30pm

Adults £6

Children £2

Solar Observing if clear

We will be observing at night if clear

BBC Stargazing Live Event

Bradford Astronomical Society in partnership with Keighley Astronomical Society are organising a BBC Stargazing Live event on Saturday 23rd January at the Old Glen House Pub, Prod Lane, Baildon, BD17 5BN. The event starts at 17:30
There will be a talk entitled ‘Introduction to Astronomy’, a static telescope display  and we will be observing the night sky (weather permitting).
The event is free and open to the general public. Drinks and food can be purchased in the pub.