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 6 December

Dave Armeson Christmas Lecture: ‘An “Insight” to Mars’

Join us for our popular and famous annual Christmas lecture presented by York Astro member Dave Armeson. Guaranteed to be fun!

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 December

Christmas Informal Meeting

Join us for a series of informal talks by Society members on a range of topics.

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)


2020


Thursday 2 January

Public Star Party at the Knavesmire, York

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


Friday 3 January 2020

Wonders of the Universe

Talk by Professor 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)


Friday 17 January

Basic Astrophotography

Talk by York Astro’s Graham Moore, a professional photographer, on astrophotography. See our Facebook chat page for some examples of Graham’s work.

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)


25 & 26 January 10:00am – 4:00pm

Meet the astronomers

The York Astronomical Society invite you to visit their recently refurbished observatory at Beetle Bank Farm.  See our telescopes and displays.  Weather permitting a chance to safely observe our nearest star.  Open as part of York Residents Festival 2020.

Free entry but admission by ticket only.

Venue: York Astronomical Society observatory at Beetle Bank Farm

Book now


Thursday 30 January

Public Star Party at the Knavesmire, York

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


Friday 7 February

The promise of Gravitational Waves

Talk by Dr Sue Bowler

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 February

Informal evening

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 5 March

Public Star Party at the Knavesmire, York

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


Friday 6 March

Hershel to Hawkwind

Talk by Pete Williamson

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 March

Title to be announced

Talk by the ever popular Paul Money. See Paul’s Facebook page.

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)

Bio: Paul L Money, FRAS, FBIS, 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.