The Bluewater Astronomical Society (BAS) is an incorporated non-profit organization that strives to promote basic and advanced astronomical knowledge among its members, and promote astronomy interest in the general public.

We have members who range from beginners with small telescopes or binoculars to experts with state-of-the-art equipment. The club itself owns a large 28-inch Webster Dobsonian reflector which we use regularly at the largest publicly-accessible roll-off observatory in Ontario, the ES Fox observatory at the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre (BOEC) near Oliphant, Ontario. The BOEC was granted dark sky preserve status in November of 2012 by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

*** All BAS events for April and May are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Outdoor Education Centre is also closed; there is absolutely no admittance to the property or to the observatory. Failure to abide by these regulations could result in severe fines. ***
*** The next BAS meeting will occur on June 3 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Instructions for how to join will be sent out to members closer to the day. If you are not a member but are interested in participating, send us an email via the Contact us page. ***
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