York Astronomical Society

Our Planning Application was APPROVED –  We are moving our observatory to Beetle Bank Open Farm.


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.

We are a lively group, with members of all ages and abilities. The society meets twice a month when we have talks, slide shows, 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.