About Us

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 is currently undergoing renovation. York Astronomical Society is generously supported by Everything Voice.

We aim 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.

York Astronomical Society has an observatory and holds events at:

Beetle Bank Farm
Moor Lane
Murton
York
YO19 5XD

See our events page for details

We also hold regular public meetings at:

Priory Street Centre
Priory Street
York
YO1 6ET

See our events page for details

And regular free Star Parties at:

York Knavesmire
Knavesmire Road
York
YO23

See our star parties page for details

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