Events

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.


2018

 

November


Thursday 15th November

Knavesmire Public StarParty

Free Public StarParty held on the Knavesmire here.


Friday 16th November

Stu Atkinson – HOME: Our Place in the Universe

Meeting 1005


SATURDAY 17th NOVEMBER

A Telescope is not just for Christmas

A comprehensive and practical guide to choosing and using a telescope.

There will be talks, advice, question sessions, demonstrations, viewing through different telescopes (weather permitting), and the opportunity to buy from a vendor approved by the society.

Venue Beetle Bank Farm

Ticket Only:   Free please book via EventBrite


December

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Tuesday 4th December

Comet Watch at Beetle Bank (tbc)

Join us at Beetle Bank Farm to spot the bright Comet 46P/Wirtanen.

Comet 46P orbits the Sun approximately every 5.4 years, and this year some estimates predict the Comet will reach up to magnitude 3, that’s about the same brightness as the 4 star in The Plough / The Big Dipper also known as Megrez


Friday 7th December

Dave Armeson – Christmas Lecture

Following tradition, for Meeting 1006, YorkAstro member Dave Armeson will present the Christmas Lecture, detailing one of the year’s best Astronomical stories.

MARS ‘Rock On’

 

 


Thursday 13th December

Knavesmire Public StarParty

Free Public StarParty held on the Knavesmire here.


Saturday 15th December

Comet Watch at Beetle Bank

Join us at Beetle Bank Farm to spot the bright Comet 46P/Wirtanen as it nears its closest approach.

Comet 46P orbits the Sun approximately every 5.4 years, and this year some estimates predict the Comet will reach up to magnitude 3, that’s about the same brightness as the 4 star in The Plough / The Big Dipper also known as Megrez


Friday 21st December

Christmas Informal Meeting

Meeting 1007 is one of our bi-annual Informal Meetings. A handful of YorkAstro Members will be giving short talks on Astronomical subjects


 

SATURday 23RD FEBRUARY

Public Star Party and Talk at The Yorkshire Arboretum

Places MUST BE BOOKED beforehand.  01653 648598