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

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Our primary channel of communication is our very active Google Group. This is the place where all the astronomy discussion happens. Feel free to post your questions about the universe, astronomy, telescopes, star-gazing, observing, astrophotography etc.

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Observing programs

BAS has announced a certificate program for visual observers. Observe 55 of the Messier objects to earn a certificate!

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You may download logbooks designed specifically for BAS certifications for free. See the Logbook project for more details. Choose the A4 size to get the logbooks designed for BAS.

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Call for volunteers

BAS needs your help to grow! We are looking for volunteers to help with a series of workshops in July. Please do come forward and help make this happen!

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Bangalorean wins accolades at Texas Star Party

(June 2014) Young Bangalorean Santhosh Surendra attended the Texas Star Party 2014 held at the Prude Ranch, Texas, USA. He was the farthest attendee and won an award for his sketch of lunar craters, and also earned two observing pins for his deep-sky observations. BAS volunteers are proud to have mentored him at the astronomy workshop at Coorg. Six months after his first experience observing under dark skies at Coorg, he was already ready to observe from some of the darkest skies in the world.

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BAS conducted an astronomy workshop at Coorg

(December 2013) BAS conducted an astronomy workshop under the dark skies of Coorg. About 50 people observed and photographed the sky through about 25 telescopes! The trip produced some very good astrophotographs and some very deep observations, probably for the first time ever from Indian soil!

See the video time-lapse made by Subhankar Saha!

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