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.
We do not have formal memberships. Our primary channels of communication are our very active chatroom and Google Groups.
The chat groups are very active! They can be accessed from Telegram, Matrix and Discord, but for the best experience, join via Telegram. You do not have to be in Bangalore, or even in India to join. 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.
To fight spam, we require that you fill out a form to obtain the Telegram/Discord link. We apologize for this inconvenience.
BAS conducted many webinars to enable people to make productive use of times during COVID-19 lockdowns. The webinars have been recorded and posted on our YouTube channel.
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.
BAS has announced a certificate program for visual observers. Observe 55 of the Messier objects to earn a certificate! This is to be treated as a motivational thing and a way to encourage logging of observations, rather than focusing on the certificate.
You may download logbooks designed specifically for BAS certifications for free. There are also Logbooks for other catalogs and projects. See the Logbook project for more details. Choose the A4 size to get the logbooks designed for BAS.
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.