We make every effort to keep the programme up-to-date and accurate.  However changes can happen at short notice and updates rely on the kind donation of time by Society members.  If you see an error please let us know or, better still, offer to help keep the website up-to-date.

Basic members are welcome to attend Lectures but will be charged a small fee.

Observing / Informal Evening
Feb 27 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

This evening is open to all, telescope not essential, but if you wish to bring one please do so, it would be advisable to dress for the weather, a torch is recommended as the path will be dark, red preferred.

Please note :- if observing is not possible this will become an informal evening

Back Garden Astronomy Week
Mar 2 – Mar 9 all-day

 This event is not organised by the Society


Have you ever wanted to get into astronomy but didn’t know where to start? If so, BBC Sky at Night Magazine’s

Back Garden Astronomy Week

Is the perfect time to get outside and get looking up at the night sky.


This week-long beginner’s guide will focus on our nearest celestial neighbour, the Moon, with hints and tips to get you familiar with the cratered lunar surface and its cycle of phases.

Each day from Saturday 2 – 9 March we’ll send you an email newsletter helping you discover something new about the Moon every night.


Click here to sign up and we’ll send you a free 62-page digital starter pack before Back Garden Astronomy Week starts.

BBC Sky at Night Magazine Back Garden Astronomy Week

Dr Robert Massey R.A.S, Moon: Art, Science, Culture
Mar 5 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

The Art, Science and Culture of the Moon

Is the title of Dr Massey’s book, that he co wrote with, Dr Alexandra Locke of Sussex University

looking at the Moon, From its violent birth through to the Space Race and beyond

BAA Back to Basics Workshop
Mar 7 all-day

Please click on the link below, for a full itinerary, & ticket cost’s


BAA Deep Sky Section, Annual Meeting
Mar 14 all-day

Please Click the link below for this events itinerary :-


Mr William Joyce FRAS , The search for life elsewhere in our solar system
Mar 19 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

William returns to us, with a follow on talk from his previous visit when he spoke to as about :-

” The search for life in the universe ” 

Practical Astronomy Show 2020
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Practical Astronomy Show Facebook Page

BAA Special General Meeting & Ordinary Meeting
Mar 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please click on the link below for more information :-


This event is not organised by the Society

Lates at the Science Museum (Space)
Mar 25 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm


To Quote the Science museum :-

These themes are subject to change but we can guarantee that each night will be fun and entertaining.

This event is not organised by the Society


BAA Winchester Weekend
Apr 3 – Apr 5 all-day

The full programme is as follows :-

Prof Lewis Dartnell – ORIGINS: How the Earth Shaped Human History

Dr Paul Clark – Monsters in the dark: the formation of the first stars in the Universe

Dr Anita Dawes – Cosmic Chemistry

Tony Rodda – How 3D printing is shaping the future of amateur astronomy

Lucinda Offer – Mars Analogue Research that inspires around the world

Dr Matthew Malek – What’s New in Neutrino Astronomy?


Dr Paul Abel & Pete Lawrence’s 2020 Astronomical Challenges

Exoplanets Division Meeting on Saturday afternoon


Booking information

Booking for the Winchester weekend has now closed.

Please telephone the BAA Office on 0207 734 4145 , between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday, if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

This event is not organised by the Society