York Astronomical Society

COVID-19 Update. As the physical meetings are not possible under the present lockdown restrictions, we are now using Zoom to hold our meetings online.

What’s Up! March 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


Find us on Facebook. See details of members’ activities on our Facebook group


You can now support the Society through our Just Giving page.

Everything Voice sponsors York Astronomical Society

Generously sponsors the York Astronomical Society