Events

Some events are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Please check this page before setting off.

Our regular meetings are held at the Priory Street Centre in York. Click here for details.
The location of the regular Knavesmire star parties can be found here.

Our ‘Sister Observatory’, Lime Tree Observatory, also hosts a number of Public Astronomy Events, details of which can be found here.

Our public observing sessions are shown in green.


2019


Friday 18 October

Lifecycle of Stars

Talk presented by Kate Wilkinson

Public Talk at The Priory Street Centre, York How to get here.
Doors open at 7:30pm; talk starts at 8pm.
Prices at the door: non-members £2.50; members £1.00 (How to join)


Saturday 19 October, 7.00 pm til late

Explore the universe

Come and join us for an amazing journey way out into deep space for a look at galaxies, star clusters, stellar remnants – all thousands and millions of light years away.

Starts with a multimedia presentation on what you can see. Society members will be on hand with telescopes to guide you around the night sky.  

Free parking, toilets and cafe serving light refreshments.

Venue: Beetle Bank Farm – see location

Tickets cost £6.00 plus booking fee.

Book event


Thursday 31 October

Public Star Party at the Knavesmire, York

Free star gazing on York’s Knavesmire. Starts at 7pm. For location see map


Friday 1 November

One Small Step: A Celebration of Apollo

Talk presented by Neil Haggath

Public Talk at The Priory Street Centre, York How to get here.
Doors open at 7:30pm; talk starts at 8pm.
Prices at the door: non-members £2.50; members £1.00 (How to join)


Friday 15 November

Patrick Moore and our Volcanic Moon

Talk presented by Prof Bill Leatherbarrow (BAA Lunar)

Bio: A keen amateur astronomer since childhood, Bill Leatherbarrow first joined the BAA in 1965. During the 1960s and 1970s he served on the Lunar Section Committee and as Secretary of the Mercury and Venus Section. He became Lunar Section Director in 2009 and was BAA President from 2011 to 2013. He observes from Sheffield, using a 12-inch Maksutov-Cassegrain.                                                

Public Talk at The Priory Street Centre, York How to get here.
Doors open at 7:30pm; talk starts at 8pm.
Prices at the door: non-members £2.50; members £1.00 (How to join)


Thursday 21 November

Public Star Party at the Knavesmire, York

Free star gazing on York’s Knavesmire. Starts at 7pm. For location see map


Friday 6 December

Dave Armeson Christmas Lecture

Talk presented by York Astro member Dave Armeson

Public Talk at The Priory Street Centre, York How to get here.
Doors open at 7:30pm; talk starts at 8pm.
Prices at the door: non-members £2.50; members £1.00 (How to join)


Thursday 19 December

Public Star Party at the Knavesmire, York

Free star gazing on York’s Knavesmire. Starts at 7pm. For location see map


Friday 20 December

Christmas Informal Meeting

Public Talk at The Priory Street Centre, York How to get here.
Doors open at 7:30pm; talk starts at 8pm.
Prices at the door: non-members £2.50; members £1.00 (How to join)