The York Astronomical Society

The York Astronomical Society was founded in 1972, around about the time that Apollo 16 went to the Moon. We were set up to demonstrate and teach astronomy and spaceflight to the people of York and the surrounding areas. The society currently has over 100 members.

We are a lively group, with members of all ages and abilities. The society meets twice a month when we have talks, slide shows and practical demonstrations and observing sessions. The society owns an array of telescopes which are used on meeting nights and at public star parties.

We also operate an observatory with mutliple telescopes and a warm room on the outskirts of York for the use of its members.

For details of our next meeting, please click on the events page, or like us on Facebook.

Hi everyone. Last night's excellent speaker, James Lees from York Uni was kind enough to speak to us free of charge. All he asked in return was this favour: He is wanting to speak at various science festivals next year and needs "references" from people who have seen him speak.

So, if you enjoyed what you saw last night, please could you either email or tweet James on the details below telling him him so. Thanks
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1 month ago

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The York Astronomical Society added 2 new photos — at Fountains Abbey

Friday night was fun with a good turnout by both the public and York AS members at Fountains Abbey near Ripon. Dave A gave an excellent talk and everyone got to look through telescopes despite the variable weather conditions.
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1 month ago

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The York Astronomical Society shared a post.

Very considerate of FB to do this...
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2 months ago

The York Astronomical Society added 3 new photos.

York AS display in the entrance of the Barbican centre tonight. Thanks to Professor Brian Cox and his staff for letting us be part of his evening.
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2 months ago

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Welcome on board to the new committee.
Many thanks to those that stepped down this year. Your work has been admirable.
Martin.
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2 months ago

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The York Astronomical Society added 7 new photos.

We had loads of enthusiastic festival goers join us over the weekend as we did not one but three star party sessions at the Cornucopia Festival at Burton Constable Hall. We had three telescopes on hand and the ever-present "stable door shaped scrolling picture gallery" showing our members' pictures.
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2 months ago

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Many thanks to everyone who came along to Castle Howard Arboretum on Saturday night for our public star party. We were blessed with clear skies and a very good turn out. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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We've had a great evening as the start of our public observing season for 2016-17. A lovely if slightly hazy first quarter moon with lots of other celestial objects and about 40 people in attendance. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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