Selected astronomical and BAS club events for 2021

Date Location Purpose Topic
July 7 Zoom Monthly meeting Solar eclipse
August 4 Zoom Monthly meeting Space launches
September 1 Zoom Monthly meeting Lunar 100
October 6 Zoom Monthly meeting James Webb telescope
November 3 Zoom Monthly meeting Winter stars
December 1 Zoom Monthly meeting Winter stars, Christmas star
If you are not a member and are interested in joining our monthly Zoom meeting, email us using the Contact us page.

A complete list of astronomy events for 2021 is available here. Note that this list is amended periodically to add or correct events. Also available here are the SkyNews top 10 astronomical events of 2021 and the IMO 2021 meteor shower calendar.

Notes about observing

Access to the ES Fox observatory has been restored for members and their guests only. Access guidelines have been distributed.

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.

BAS meetings

BAS regular meetings typically occur on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. except for January and February (due to possible inclement weather). These meetings are open to the public at no charge. Meetings occur at either the ES Fox observatory or in Bailey Hall (room 315) at Owen Sound District Secondary School (OSDSS). Click
here to find maps to these locations.