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 our Dark of the Moon nights only. If you're interested in coming to the observatory on a different night, send us an email using the Contact us page and we will see if we can accommodate you.

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.

Monthly meeting information

BAS regular meetings typically occur on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. except for January and February. These meetings are open to the public at no charge. Meetings are currently a hybrid of in-person and Zoom and 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.

Meeting location addresses

We are always interested in hearing feedback from people on what topics they are interested in and specific aspects of the hobby they enjoy. It gives everyone a chance to learn something new and network with others who share a similar interest. Please share those with us or let us know of a speaker you’d like us to invite so we can make our meetings more enjoyable for all.

2023 Selected astronomical and BAS club events

Date Event Notes
Nov. 1 Monthly meeting
Nov. 5 S. Taurid meteor shower
Nov. 11 Dark of Moon viewing (Fox)
Nov. 12 N. Taurid meteor shower
Nov. 17/18 Leonid meteor shower
Dec. 6 Monthly meeting
Dec. 9 Dark of Moon viewing (Fox)
Dec. 14 Geminid meteor shower
Dec. 23 Ursid meteor shower