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


Saturday 31st August 2019 at 7:00pm

Saturn watch, the crescent moon and the summer Milky Way

Join us at Beetle Bank Farm on the outskirts of York, for a presentation by Dave Armeson followed by viewing of the planet Saturn, the crescent moon and the summer milky way. Viewing is weather dependant, but the presentation will go ahead regardless.

Visitor information

Venue: Beetle Bank Farm – see location

Tickets cost £6.00 plus booking fee.

Book event


Thursday 5 September

Public Star Party at the Knavesmire, York

Starts at 7pm. For location see map


Friday 6 September

New season starts – details 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)


Friday 20 September

Talk title to be confirmed

Presented by Paul Money FRAS, FBIS

Paul L Money is an astronomer based in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England. He is well known for his extensive talks and is the reviews editor of the BBC Sky at Night magazine. He broadcasts occasionally on BBC Radio Lincolnshire and Lincoln City Radio. He was awarded the ‘Eric Zucker’ award for 2002/2003 for contributions to Astronomy by the Federation of Astronomical Societies. In October 2012 he was also awarded the Sir Arthur Clarke Lifetime Achievement Award for 2012 by the British Rocketry Oral History Project for his active promotion of astronomy and space to the public. 

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 3 October

Public Star Party at the Knavesmire, York

Starts at 7pm. For location see map


Friday 4 October

York Astronomical Society AGM & short talk

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 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)


Thursday 31 October

Public Star Party at the Knavesmire, York

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)

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

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

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)