Selected astronomical and BAS club events for 2022

Date Event (Location) Topic
Jan. 30 Dark of Moon viewing (Fox)
Mar. 2 Monthly meeting (Zoom)
Mar. 5 Dark of Moon viewing (Fox)
Apr. 2 Dark of Moon viewing (Fox)
Apr. 6 Monthly meeting (Zoom)
Apr. 30 Dark of Moon viewing (Fox)
May 4 Monthly meeting (Zoom)
May 28 Dark of Moon viewing (Fox)
June 1 Monthly meeting (Zoom)
June 25 Dark of Moon viewing (Fox)
July 6 Monthly meeting (Zoom)
July 30 Dark of Moon viewing (Fox)
Aug. 3 Monthly meeting (Zoom)
Aug. 27 Dark of Moon viewing (Fox)
Sept. 7 Monthly meeting (Zoom)
Sept. 24 Dark of Moon viewing (Fox)
Oct. 5 Monthly meeting (Zoom)
Oct. 22 Dark of Moon viewing (Fox)
Nov. 2 Monthly meeting (Zoom)
Nov. 26 Dark of Moon viewing (Fox)
Dec. 7 Monthly meeting (Zoom)
Dec. 24 Dark of Moon viewing (Fox)

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 is currently only allowed for members and their guests only.

Observing mostly happens at the ES Fox observatory, but there will be other venues periodically. 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. 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. 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. Currently we hold our meetings via Zoom. If you are interested in joining our monthly Zoom meeting, email us using the Contact us page.