19th November 2021 – Ayton Meeting – Member Speaker: Nick Duffy “SETI and the Drake Equation – Where Are They?”

Friday 19th November 2021 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall

Member Speaker: SARAS Chairman, Nick Duffy, will be presenting “SETI and the Drake Equation – Where Are They?”

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

Doors open 7:15pm

Free refreshments.

Ayton Meeting – Member Speaker: Nick Duffy “SETI and the Drake Equation – Where Are They?” 19 November 2021

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November 2021 – There will be no Public Stargazing Night at Dalby Forest in November

Due to the 1st Friday of November clashing with Bonfire night, we will not be holding a Public Stargazing Night at Dalby Forest event in November.

Our next public event at Dalby Forest will be on 4th February 2022 and free tickets can be booked from 1st January 2022 via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/public-stargazing-in-dalby-forest-tickets-167085291605

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15th October 2021 – Ayton Meeting – Guest Speaker: Jurgen Schmoll “DESI (the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument)”

UPDATE: Due to transport issues, Jurgen will be presenting the talk via Zoom but the meeting is still being held at Ayton.

Friday 15th October 2021 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall

Guest Speaker –  Dr Jurgen Schmoll of Durham University presenting “DESI (the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument)” –  this talk was originally scheduled in March 2020 and cancelled due to COVID.

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

Doors open 7:15pm

Free refreshments.

Ayton Meeting – Guest Speaker: Jurgen Schmoll “DESI (the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument)” 15 October 2021

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1st October 2021 – Public Stargazing Night at Dalby Forest

Reminder: Ticket booking is required via Eventbrite, details in event link below

Public Stargazing in Dalby Forest – October 2021






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Introduction to Astronomy evening – 17th September 2021

Friday 17th September 2021 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall

Introduction to Astronomy evening

This event is for those who have or want to develop an interest in Astronomy but don’t know where to start or have a telescope and don’t know how to use it effectively.
It will include a short introductory talk followed by a chance for non-members to approach members for help and advice on astronomy or in setting
up and using their telescopes.

Feel free to bring along equipment you may have if you don’t know how to use it.

Free for members.
£3 for non-members, payable on the door.
Free refreshments

http://www.scarborough-ryedale-as.org.uk/saras/event/introduction-to-astronomy-evening-17th-september-2021



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VIRTUAL Meeting via ZOOM – Guest Speaker: Russell Parry – “The fall and find of the Appley Bridge meteorite” 18th June 2021

ONLINE MEETING – THIS WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM (https://zoom.us/)

Friday 18th June 2021 7.30pm, via Zoom

ZOOM Meeting – Guest Speaker: Russell Parry will be presenting “The fall and find of the Appley Bridge meteorite” – 18th June 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 


The meeting can be joined by following this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88095564016
Meeting ID: 880 9556 4016

Zoom can be used on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.
The link can be used prior to the 19th in order to download the Zoom software.

The talk is free and is open to members and non-members

 






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Dalby StarFest 2021 CANCELLED

At the start of May, Forestry England have re-evaluated all events scheduled in the forest, based on location and size, and pushed all external events back until at least September (after the Summer Holidays) due to the expected 30-50% increase in visitors to the forest over the summer as travel abroad is limited and with lock-down ending, they’re expecting to be rammed.

As such, Adderstone Field is now being used for all the Forestry’s events normally held in an around the visitors center as they need all available space to accommodate the massive increase in visitors and to maintain social distancing.
I only found out in the first week of May that we would be unable to use the Dalby site after contacting them to make sure we are all still OK after making the initial site bookings last year. 
I had a meeting with the Dalby staff last week to try and find an alternative site but  unfortunately, the 2 alternative sites in Dalby are not suitable.
One is far too small anyway room for 15-20 tents max, the other field is much smaller than Adderstone but it’s location would make it impossible to get campers or caravans or even the skip/toilet wagons through the gate.  Plus there are other issues regarding security and the topography of the field.
With the timescales, increased costs of trying to secure a private campsite who are trying to get all the business they can and basically every campsite going to be rammed this summer without us being able to control access, light levels etc, it’s just not possible to relocate the event.  Plus we would not have access to FE’s marquee outside of the forest area.

Currently, Dalby are not able to confirm dates for 2022 so I can’t even pass those out yet.
After the visitor numbers have been assessed at Summer they will look at accepting bookings for next year (new COVID lock-downs and variants permitting and international travel rules being relaxed to lower expected numbers in 2022).

As soon as I know details for 2022, I will email everyone on the mailing list.

Sorry once again, maybe 2022 will finally be the year we can get back to Dalby.

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VIRTUAL Meeting via ZOOM – Guest Speaker: Guest Speaker: Prof. Brad Gibson – “How Astronomers Control Your Life” 21st May 2021

ONLINE MEETING – THIS WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM (https://zoom.us/)

Friday 21st May 2021 7.30pm, via Zoom

ZOOM Meeting – Guest Speaker: Prof. Brad Gibson of  the University of Hull will be presenting “How Astronomers Control Your Life” – 21st May 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

The meeting can be joined by following this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87130803779
Meeting ID: 871 3080 3779

Zoom can be used on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.
The link can be used prior to the 19th in order to download the Zoom software.

The talk is free and is open to members and non-members

 






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