Welcome to the Bangalore Astronomical Society. We are a group of volunteers working for the promotion of astronomy as a hobby as well as a science in and around Bangalore, India.

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We do not have formal memberships. Our primary channels of communication are our very active Telegram/Discord/Matrix and Google Groups.

The Chat Groups are the place where most of the astronomy discussion happens. You can join the group from Telegram, Discord or Matrix, and participate in the same conversations thanks to bridging. Since most of our members join via Telegram, the best experience is on Telegram. These groups, which have over 500 members, are amongst the most active online communities in India for amateur astronomy. Feel free to post your questions about the universe, astronomy, telescopes, star-gazing, observing, astrophotography etc. in either group.

Watch out for event announcements pinned on the Telegram group and posted to the Google group.

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To fight spam, we require that you fill out a form to obtain the Telegram/Discord link. We apologize for this inconvenience.

2020: Astronomy Webinars!

A lot of us are ending up without much to do at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep the spirit of astronomy alive in these difficult times, BAS is organizing a series of online webinars with a regular cadence, almost every Sunday! Talks are recorded and uploaded on our YouTube channel.

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Some video recordings are featured below.

If you are interested in attending these sessions live, check our Google Group for notifications and details on how to join! They are free and no registration is necessary.

Call for volunteers

BAS needs your help to grow! We are always looking for volunteers to help with various activities.

If you wish to volunteer, please indicate your interest on the Telegram group and an admin will help you out.

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Star trails around the north pole as seen behind Pumori mountain (7161m) from Gorakshep, Nepal (5164m).
Copyright © 2020 Keerthi Kiran.

Sightseeing after a star party in Hampi, ca. 2008.
Copyright © 2008 Naveen Nanjundappa.

Reflection nebula M78, and Barnard's Loop. Shot from Koratagere and Coorg
Copyright © 2014 Subhankar Saha.

Public viewing of the Venus Transit of 2012
Copyright © 2012 Keerthi Kiran.

Seagull Nebula in H-alpha wavelength, shot from Bangalore.
Copyright © 2020 Vishwanath S K.

Ronchi test of a SkyWatcher 8" f/4 mirror.
Copyright © 2020 Keerthi Kiran.

The winter Milky Way, shot from Talakaveri, Coorg.
Copyright © 2020 Udayan Pandharipande.

Star party at Coorg in February 2020.
Copyright © 2020 Subhankar Saha.

Helix nebula in HOO palette (shows emissions from Hydrogen and Oxygen gas).
Copyright © 2020 Prabhakaran S. Kutti.

Last updated: January 2021