York Astronomical Society

COVID-19 Update. Onsite meetings have also resumed from Sep 2021. All the past meetings were held using Zoom. See the Events page for more details.

What’s Up! Dec 2021 (A monthly look at astronomical events in the sky & on Earth)

The York Astronomical Society was founded in 1972 and became a registered charity (no. 1174488) in 2017. Its observatory is at Beetle Bank Farm and has just finished undergoing renovation. The Society aims to demonstrate, educate and promote the subjects of astronomy and spaceflight in the York area. We hold regular public meetings with guest speakers and the Society hosts regular star parties.


An Introduction to the YAS Observatory at Beetle Bank Farm


What’s visible tonight – a useful website giving details of the night sky, with rising and setting times of the moon and planets


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