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
People in York (well, those prepared to be up through the night) were rewarded with a spectacular view of the lunar eclipse on Monday morning. I feel sorry for some I know who got up through the night and see clouds, only to go back to bed to miss the spectacle when they cleared. York Astro members were busy posting their photographs to social media and Martin Dawson had a photo selected for the York Press lunar eclipse gallery and then with a front page picture and accreditation for him and the Society. Continue reading
Update – the Council did approve our application and we have now moved to Beetle Bank. Work is underway to get our two main telescopes back up and we will update you on progress.
We’d love to show you Astronomical views such as this Orion Nebula over winter, but it is looking possible that York Council may not let us. Continue reading
City of York Council have finally published our planning application to site the YorkAstro Observatory at Beetle Bank Farm.
The application can be seen here: