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 5 April

Dave A’s Spring Lecture

Presented by 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)


Saturday 6 April 6:30-9:30pm

Crescent moon watch

Join us to try to spot the crescent moon just after sunset.  This will be a very thin crescent which is difficult to spot with the naked eye.  Society members with telescopes will be on hand to assist and there will be a talk about the Solar System. There is a café where refreshments will be available to purchase.
Afterwards join members of York Astronomical Society to view the wonders of the night sky.
Event is ticket only.

Programme:
6.30 pm – 7.30 pm: talk on the Solar System with Q/A on suitable telescopes and photography equipment by Society members
7.30 pm – 8.30 pm: finding the Crescent Moon, weather permitting.
8.30 pm – 9.30 pm: star gazing (by Society members with telescopes).


Thursday 11th April from 7pm

Public Star Party at the Knavesmire, York

Starts at 7pm. For location see map


Friday 19 April

Public Talk at The Priory Street Centre, York

Good Friday – no meeting.


Friday 3 May

Liquid Mirrors: The Wave of the Future or Just a Small Ripple

Presented by Dr Brad Gibson

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 9 May from 7pm

Public Star Party at the Knavesmire, York

Starts at 7pm. For location see map


Friday 17 May

Modern meteor astronomy

Presented by Nick James

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 18 May

BAA Section Meeting

Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, YO23 1BW 

See BAA website for details.


Thursday 6 June from 7pm

Public Star Party at the Knavesmire, York

Starts at 7pm. For location see map


Friday 7 June

Edge of Darkness – an introduction to Dark nebulae

Presented by Dr Nick Hewitt

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 21 June

Death of Stars

Presented by Alan Hawley

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 5 July

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)


Thursday 11 July from 7pm

Public Star Party at the Knavesmire, York

Starts at 7pm. For location see map


Friday 19 July

Talk presented by Martin Dawson, topic to be confirmed

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)