Bath Astronomers

Bath Astronomers

Brief Description of Organisation

A society whose members have a shared interest in space and astronomy

Full Description of Organisation

Bath Astronomers has three objectives:


1. To bring people together to share observing night sky and celestial objects


2. To give people access to new skills and knowledge related to observing and understanding the night sky and space and astronomy in general


3. To bring opportunities to look at the night sky to local communities, groups, and schools.

The group organises monthly talks on space and astronomy for members and those interested in finding out more, and runs guided stargazing sessions and shared observing for members, groups/organisations, and the public. The group has a close relationship with Bath Preservation Trust and the Herchel Museum of Astronomy providing outreach on their behalf to schools and the public. It has also worked with Bath Abbey on the Museum of the Moon and English Heritage on astronomy at Stonehenge.

 

One of the most popular forms of outreach is running stargazing sessions at Primary and Secondary schools and also for young peoples' groups such as brownies, cubs, guides, and scouts. Binoculars and telescopes are brought on to school premises after school and young people are shown how to use them by Bath Astronomers' volunteers. 

 

Bath Astronomers also provide talks, workshops, science-based activity sessions, and support and advise for STEM-based projects.  

Bath Astronomers

Brief Description of Organisation

A society whose members have a shared interest in space and astronomy

Bath Astronomers