Dalby StarFest 2019 – Registrations Now Open

Registration for Dalby StarFest 2019 is now open

Thursday 29th August – Mon 2nd September 2019, Adderstone Field, Dalby Forest

New moon is on the 30th so hopefully dark skies aplenty.

Event details and booking form available HERE.

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Annual General Meeting – 19th July 2019

Review of the 2018/19 year, elections of the committee and voting on any other business.
The meeting takes place at Ayton Village Hall, East Ayton.

There will be no guest speaker or astronomy presentation at this meeting.

If anyone would like to stand for a role on the committee or do not wish to stand for re-election, please let the Secretary know before the meeting: saras.secretary@gmail.com

Membership fees for 2019/20 are due from society members and can be paid on the evening.

Non-society members welcome.

Refreshments available after the meeting.

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Partial Lunar Eclipse – 16 July 2019

SCARBOROUGH & RYEDALE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY will be hosting a Public Observing Night at the Holbeck Car Park, at the end of SEA CLIFF ROAD, on the night of the eclipse (weather permitting) to give you the chance, not only to see the eclipse through telescopes, but to observe the ‘Ringed Planet’ SATURN, which is at its nearest to the Earth at this time!

JULY 16. FULL MOON is at 21h 30 UT (22h 30 Local UK time) This FULL MOON dips partially into EARTH’S Shadow giving us a Partial Lunar Eclipse.
Moon enters the Umbra of the Earth’s Shadow at 20h 02 UT (21:02 Local UK Time) and leaves it at 22h 59 UT. (23h 59 Local UK Time)

At Mid-eclipse, just over 60% of the Northern part of the Moon lies in the umbra of the Earth’s Shadow. This Full Moon is another low altitude one for observers in the UK. Take this opportunity to observe Saturn which is at its nearest to Earth, and see its wide open rings, visible in small telescopes!

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S&RAS at Dalby Explorer Day 2019

S&RAS members will be at the Dalby Explorer Day on Sunday 7th July 2019, 10:30 – 15:30.

The theme this year is “100 years” and we will be showcasing how astronomical knowledge and technology has changed in the last century.

Weather permitting we will have Solar scopes set up for safe solar viewing as well as opening the observatories to have a look at our night sky telescopes.

Dalby Forest Explorer Day Event Webpage

The event is free, however the Dalby entry fee still applies: Details HERE






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Ayton Meeting – Apollo 11 50th Anniversary themed meeting – 21 June 2019

The 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings is on 20th July 2019.
As our July meeting is the AGM, we are holding an Apollo themed Meeting in June.

We hope to a have a couple of short (15 minute or so) talks on subjects relating to the Apollo 11 mission as well as the entire Apollo programme as well as related materials and activities, we hope to have an interactive activity as well (barring any technical difficulties)

If anyone would like to bring along anything Apollo related for display/discussion or speak about the subject (or both!), please let us know at saras.secretary@gmail.com

Free for members of the society.
£3 on the door for non-members.

Doors open 7:15pm

Free refreshments.

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Friday 17th May 2019 7.45pm Guest Speaker: Dr Emily Brunsden – “Fantastic Planets and Where to Find Them”

Friday 17 May 2019 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall

Guest Speaker Dr Emily Brunsden of York University will be presenting “Fantastic Planets and Where to Find Them”

Free for members of the society.
£3 on the door for non-members.

Doors open 7:15pm

Free refreshments.

 

 






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