Deep Sky Section Annual Meeting

2018 Apr 21

NOTE WELL – This meeting was originally planned to take place on March 4 – if you booked for the March 4 date your booking will be held over to April 22 unless you inform the BAA Office otherwise.

If you booked and cannot make the new date, please contact the BAA Office for a refund.

The Deep Sky Section annual meeting for 2018 will be held at Bedford School, Bedford, hosted by Bedford Astronomical Society and Bedford School.

Please note that yes – this meeting is being held on Sunday April 22. Doors open from 10:00. Meeting will close around 17:15.


10:00 Doors open – tea & coffee available on arrival
10:30 Welcome 
10:35 Nick Hewitt – Variable Nebulae
11:30 Lee Macdonald – The Victorian origins of deep-sky photography
12:30 Lunch
13:35 Review of the Deep Sky year – Callum Potter
13:50 Alan Snook – Visual observing the Arp Catalogue
14:45 Paul Downing – Astro imaging
15:40 Break, tea/coffee
16:10 Dr. Matt Bothwell – University of Cambridge – Monsters in the Dark: hunting for the Universe’s most extreme galaxies
17:10 Closing remarks

Programme subject to change without notice


Directions to the meeting can be found on the Bedford Astronomical Society website:

Parking for the event will be in the Pavilion car park in Burnaby Road which is through the gates off De Parys Avenue. We may also park some cars on the South side of the main building closer to the Old Theatre, particularly anyone with reduced mobility. There will be two BAS members to help.


Bedford School, MK40 2TT

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Booking Information

Advance booking is required for this meeting. You can do this by:

  • Booking through the BAA online shop
  • Contacting the BAA office on 0207 734 4145 (staffed 9am to 5pm, Mon-Fri).

The price is £6 for members, members of Bedford AS, and members of affiliated societies. The price is £10 for non-members.
This includes refreshments throughout the day and lunch.