York Astronomical Society

We have successfully moved our observatory to Beetle Bank Farm near Murton.  We now have a lot of work to do to recommission the observatory and reinstall the telescopes.


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 multiple 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.