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.

Here is our full list of speakers for 2016. Click the image for a larger version. Download it to print it, or come along to a meeting to collect your hard copy. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Brilliant night down on the Knavesmire. Loads of enthusiastic public and plenty of enthusiastic members to show them the heavens. Cold but calm. Couldn't have been better. See you at the next one on March 17th ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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