York Astro member Martin Dawson, has sent us a copy of the Society’s newsletter from 1974, two years after the Society was formed. Although the newsletter was printed on old technology with hand drawn illustrations, the topics covered would be familiar to members now; reports on recent talks, what’s to be observed that month and progress with the observatory. Back then, meetings were held at the Railway Institute and planning permission for the observatory had been obtained, plus the Society has acquired a 12.5″ reflecting telescope – wonder what happened to that.Continue reading
Inclement weather threatened us at the start of the day, but it eventually turned sunny. There was a good turnout of volunteers and a number of tasks completed. After setting the world to rights we started work. We were refuelled at lunchtime by some great bacon and sausage baps from Angela.Continue reading
Talk by David Cook at Priory Street, 1 March 2019.
There is more to sundials than things plonked in a garden on screwed to a church wall and you would be surprised how accurate they can be.Continue reading