Bracknell Astronomy

Amateur astronomy observing in Bracknell and Ascot Berkshire: Est. 2011


Since 17th Sep 2013

What is Bracknell Astronomy?

Last Updated: May 3rd 2020


Bracknell Astronomy :  All Rights Reserved 2020


Bracknell Astronomy is a small group of dedicated stargazers based in and around Bracknell and Ascot Berkshire. Our core activities  are focussed on visual night sky observing. The group was formed in 2011 and was the first astronomy group to be established in the local area. 


If you are experienced or perhaps a beginner and can confidently set up your kit you are very welcome to join us. Please note you must be aged 18 years of age or over and reside in the locality. Our level of knowledge in the group ranges from beginner through intermediate and advanced.


Please read our FAQ as it contains all the information about who we are and what we do, and to help you decide if you would like to join,  plus an update on joining fees from Sep 1st 2019 . Our observing page HERE has details of the terms and conditions regarding usage of our dark sites . We have also added a  GETTING STARTED area which may help you as a newcomer. This section gets regular updates as well.


The group has regular meet ups and members can contribute articles and photos to this site, but our first love is looking up at the sky!


Thank you for visiting Bracknell Astronomy, enjoy the site and we look forward to meeting you.


For important information about us please read our  FAQ 


Bracknell Astronomy are not accepting new members until further notice.




tel7 MilkyWay

Milky Way by Duncan Milburn (c)

Announcement from Bracknell Astronomy:


Due to Covid 19 and the lockdown Bracknell Astronomy are temporarily not accepting new members. As much as we miss the nights out it is important to stay safe and well in these very uncertain times..You can still contact us for information and joining in the future. In the meantime stay safe and well. Stay at home, save lives, save the NHS.

Comet Swan

Comet Swan :   Duncan Milburn 2020 (c)