York Astronomical Society

Some members of York Astronomical Society (YAS) have expressed concern regarding the current position with Coronavirus. After a short consultation we will be cancelling our programme of Priory Street meetings for the rest of March and April. The star parties on the Knavesmire on 2 and 30 April are also cancelled. The Brass Band concert (Galaxies of Brass) planned for 25 April has been postponed by the band and is likely to be rescheduled for October or November. These actions are a purely precautionary measure.

Decisions on events beyond April will be assessed and announced in due course. Details will be updated on our website and via email to YAS members when new information is available.

We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but the wellbeing of our members and visitors is our primary concern.

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