Notes about observing

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 may not have access on weekdays or weekday 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 we will do our best to indicate this on the home page in a timely manner. 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 are currently a hybrid of in-person and Zoom and currently occur at either the E.S. Fox observatory or at the New Life Centre in Owen Sound. If you are interested in joining our monthly meeting, email us using the
Contact us page.


2023 Selected astronomical and BAS club events

Date Event (Location) Notes
Feb. 18 Dark of Moon viewing (Fox)
Mar. 1 Monthly meeting (Zoom/New Life Centre) Annual general meeting
Mar. 18 Dark of Moon viewing (Fox)