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.

The York Astronomical Society added 4 new photos.

We had a great Solar viewing day at Castle Howard Arboretum on Sunday. Even the Sun came out occasionally!
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1 week ago

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Hi everyone. After a straw poll on the chat room and discussion at last night's committee meeting we have decided to hold the annual York AS barbecue on Saturday August 6th. It will be held as usual at the society observatory.

We understand that this isn't the Saturday nearest to the maximum of the Perseid meteor shower, but the following Saturday has an almost full moon, so it was decided to go with better all-round observing chances instead.

As usual, YAS will provide the heat and you bring your own food and drink. YAS members and their families are all welcome.
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2 months ago

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

5 months ago

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