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October 9th & 10th
(Friday - Sunday)
BAS Kissimmee Prarie Preserve Dark Sky Campout!!
Tuesday October 13th.
BAS meeting

Melbourne Astonomical Society Meeting & Lecture.
Friday, October 23rd,
(meeting 6:30pm - Lecture 8:00pm)

FIT lecture

Saturday 27th

November 12th, 5:30pm setup.
4th Annual Night Under the Stars Party
Roosevelt Elementary
1400 Minuteman Cswy. Cocoa Beach, Fl. 32931 Click here for PDF Flyer

Wednesday & Thursday (17th & 18th)
Leonids Meteor Shower peaks
Saturday, November 21st.

(more information coming soon)

Enchanted Forest Star Party
Saturday, December 5th.
(More info coming soon)

December 12th - FULL MOON
2017 Solar Eclipse Road Trip!!

(more info to come)

IAU Left IAU Right

The Brevard Astronomical Society is a group of amateur
astronomers in Brevard County, Florida. We are affiliated with the
Melbourne Astronomical Society, and we are loosely
affiliated with the Kennedy Space Center Amateur Astronomers
and have several KSCAA members in our Society. Some of us are
beginners, learning to find bright planets and major
constellations. Others possess extensive knowledge from years
of experience studying the universe. Some of us make casual
observations with our unaided eyes or small binoculars, guided by
simple star charts or a planisphere. Others use the latest high-resolution
charts, computer-driven equipment, multiple large telescopes,
and giant binoculars. One of our members writes a weekly
astronomy column in our local newspaper.
Click on video above to learn more about the Brevard Astronomical Society.

KPP dates
EFSC Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Rd. Cocoa, FL 32922

Friday Evening, 10/02
7:00 Ring World
8:15 Whales (IMAX)
9:00 Led Zeppelin Laser Experience

Saturday Evening, 10/03
7:00 Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda
8:15 Mysteries of Egypt (IMAX)
9:00 Jimi Hendrix Laser Experience

Wednesday Matinée, 10/07
2:00 Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda
3:15 The Living Sea (IMAX)

You can check
for the latest planetarium show times and titles plus descriptions of the shows.
Take a free look through the 24-inch telescope at the EFSC planetarium. The rings of Saturn are a fabulous sight visible all evening. You may also call the planetarium box office at (321) 433-7373 to hear the latest schedule information and prices.

Bernie Badger
Hello everyone, due to exclusive agreement that Bernie has with gannett, we had to take down his column.

With that being said, we are looking for BAS members to write columns to post on this website. If you have a submission, please send it to:

Just a reminder, occasionally hit the "refresh button on your browser when visiting this site. Some of the changes do not update immediately.


Vote for Fafnir
and Orbitar.
Orbitar & Fafnir

You still have plenty of time to help BAS out by voting for our submission to the IAU. The Brevard Astonomical Society submitted the names Orbitar & Fafnir ( a Planet and a Star) and you can vote on their website until the end of October. Just click on the banner above to view our submission video and click on the "Vote" button to make your selection.
moonlight stroll
Click for Forecast for 32780 from
Click for Forecast for 32907 from
BAS Weather Center
Sunspot activity
via SOHO website