Bluewater Astronomical Society

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.


Picture of the week
Caldwell 1/NGC 188 - Frank Williams
Tools for observers
Information for visitors
Access to the ES Fox observatory is currently only allowed for members and their guests only.

International Dark Sky Week April 22-30

Hello members! International Dark Sky Week is fast approaching! In lieu of doing public events, we have secured observatory access every day and night from April 22-30 inclusive. As a reminder, this is for members and their guests only. Note also that April 30 marks the new moon and our mostly monthly Dark of the Moon viewing. If you'd like to take advantage of our dark skies, send an email to your favourite president to make sure someone can be at the observatory to meet you there.


Some recent updates

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