|Aug. 11/12||ES Fox||Dark of moon viewing||Perseid meteor shower - peak is 21:00 Aug. 12|
|Sept. 2||Zoom||Regular meeting||TBA|
|Sept. 19||ES Fox||Dark of moon viewing||Planet marathon (all eight plus Pluto)|
|Sept. 26||Coffin Ridge winery||Viewing night||TBA|
|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.
Note that at most observing locations there are no permanent on-site washroom facilities.
Alcohol/drugs and smoking are prohibited at the observatory at all times.