All BAS events for April are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All May events are currently under review.
|March 21||ES Fox||Dark of moon viewing||Messier marathon|
|March 28||Coffin Ridge winery||Viewing night||Moon and Venus|
|April 25||ES Fox||Dark of moon viewing||Messier marathon (backup)|
|May 2||Coffin Ridge winery||Viewing night||Moon and Venus|
|May 6||Bailey Hall||Regular meeting||Trivia night|
|May 7||Cobble Beach||Viewing night (super moon)||Talk plus viewing near tent after dinner|
|May 23||ES Fox||Dark of moon viewing||Night of the galaxies|
|June 3||ES Fox||Regular meeting||ISS (Brett T.)|
|June 20||Keppel Henge||Summer Solstice||Celebrate the start of summer|
|June 20||ES Fox||Dark of moon viewing||Observing night|
|July 8||ES Fox||Regular meeting||TBA|
|July 10-12||BPNP||Camping and observing weekend (LQ moon)|
|July 18||ES Fox||Dark of moon viewing||Jupiter/Saturn at opposition|
|Aug. 5||ES Fox||Regular meeting||TBA|
|Aug. 12-13||ES Fox||Dark of moon viewing||Perseid meteors - 1 am August 13|
|Aug. 20||River Place Camp||Starfest weekend||Talks/observing|
|Sep. 2||ES Fox||Regular meeting||Starfest weekend/members' and equipment night|
|Sep. 19||ES Fox||Dark of moon viewing||Planet marathon (all eight plus Pluto)|
|Oct. 7||Bailey Hall||Regular meeting||TBA|
|Oct. 17||ES Fox||Dark of moon viewing||Mars at opposition (mag. -2.6)|
|Nov. 4||Bailey Hall||Regular meeting||TBA|
|Nov. 14||ES Fox||Dark of moon viewing||Observing night|
|Dec. 2||Bailey Hall||Regular meeting||Christmas social|
|Dec. 12||ES Fox||Dark of moon viewing||Observing night - Geminids peak December 14|
A complete list of astronomy events for 2020 is available here. Note that this list is amended periodically to add or correct events.
Observing mostly happens at the ES Fox observatory, but there will be other venues periodically. All observing events require clear skies and are therefore weather dependent. If it is overcast or raining, observing will not be possible; if you arrive at the venue under those conditions, there may not be any BAS members there. If events have been cancelled this will be indicated on the home page.
Observing events at the observatory are open to the public on public viewing nights only. We are not open during weekdays or evenings during the school year.
At most observing locations there are no permanent on-site washroom facilities. A portable washroom is located near the Fox observatory for the summer months only and the washrooms are available at the Learning Centre (key required) at other times.
Alcohol/drugs and smoking are prohibited at the observatory at all times.