Events

Check out our upcoming meetings and events…

Our regular meetings are held at the Priory Street Centre in York. Click here for details.
Our public observing sessions are shown in red.
The location of the regular Knavesmire star parties can be found here.

2017

Friday, May 5th
“A 6,000 year old Telescope with no Lens” By Dr Dan Brown, Nottingham Trent University
Friday, May 19th
“The Beauty and Violence of The Sun” By Hazel Collett, York AS

Friday, June 2nd
“Cosmic Women: Female Astronomy Pioneers” By Dr Michael Martin-Smith, Hull University
Friday, June 16th
“Improving your Telescope’s Optics” By John Timmins, Peak 2 Valley Instruments

Friday, July 7th
“Science from Astro Imaging” By Rob Ince
Friday, July 21st
“Mars Rovers” By Stuart Atkins, Kendal AS

SUMMER BREAK – NO FORMAL MEETINGS IN AUGUST

Friday, September 1st
Informal Evening – New Season Kickoff. Members’ presentations
Friday, September 15th
“Triumphs of Voyager Pt II – Where no Probe has gone before” By Paul Money
Thursday, September 28th
Public Star Party on York Knavesmire

Friday, October 6th
York AS AGM, followed by “The USAF Space & Missile Museum” By Martin Dawson, York AS
Friday, October 20th
“The Future of The Universe” By Dr James Mullaney, Sheffield University
Thursday, October 26th
Public Star Party on York Knavesmire

Friday, November 3rd
“Observing Distant Objects” By Gain Lee, Huddersfield AS
Friday, November 17th
“Arlington Cemetery and The National Air and Space Museum” By Martin Dawson, York AS
Thursday, November 23rd
Public Star Party on York Knavesmire

Friday, December 1st
The Dave Armeson Christmas Lecture: “Juno – Mission to Jupiter”
Thursday, December 14th
Public Star Party on York Knavesmire
Friday, December 15th
Christmas Informal Meeting. Quizzes and Members’ presentations.
Refreshments will be provided on this night.

2018

Friday, January 5th
“Laser optics” By Gerry Fisher, York AS
Friday, January 19th
“Kennedy Space Center and the V.A.B” By Martin Dawson, York AS
Thursday, January 25th
Public Star Party on York Knavesmire

Thursday, February 22nd
Public Star Party on York Knavesmire

Thursday, March 22nd
Public Star Party on York Knavesmire

Thursday, April 19th
Public Star Party on York Knavesmire

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