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.

Looking forward to seeing you all at tonight's Christmas Lecture: "Cassini, A Saturnian Odyssey" by our very own Dave Armeson. Should be a good one. We start at 20:00 as usual. Denham room, York CVS. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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We've had a wonderful evening at National Trust Fountains Abbey tonight. Mainly clear skies and lots of enthusiastic members of the public. Thanks to all the members who gave up their time to help out.
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3 months ago

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So far, the forecast for this Thursday's public star party on the Knavesmire is looking promising. Come along and share the heavens with us. We'll be on the car park half way down Knavesmire Road from about 1830. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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You can always tell that the York AS members have seen a good lecture when there are loads of questions and a lively discussion afterwards.

Last night was such a lecture. Professor Robertus von Fay-Seibenburgen from the University of Sheffield spoke to us about many aspects of our local star, the Sun. It was a great evening.
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3 months ago

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What a perfect way to start our new season of public Observing sessions on the Knavesmire. We had a good turn out of telescopes, as well as members of the public, and the skies were clear for a change!

Objects seen included Albireo, M13, M31, M45, Brocchi's Cluster, Uranus, Neptune, and not forgetting the Moon of course.
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4 months ago

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Lovely rural event. Shame about the weather. Thanks to all involved.
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We've just had a successful astronomy evening at Grewelthorpe village hall. About 40 members of the public came along to watch a varied set of mini talks by Richard Darn and Martin Whipp. Thanks also to Mike and Annette Newby for their help, and to Nidderdale AONB for organising the event. We're looking forward to the next one.

4 months ago

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The York Astronomical Society added 3 new photos.

These were sent in by Donna, taken this morning over York around 7:45. Any one see anything or have an explanation as to what it is?
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5 months ago

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Something our members may want to consider. It's always a good event. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

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