4th October 2019 – Public Observing Night at Dalby Forest

Public Stargazing in Dalby Forest – October 2019

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Introduction to Astronomy evening – 20th September 2019

Friday 20th September 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-20th-september-2019/?instance_id=5373

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Dalby StarFest 2019 – Registrations Now Closed

Registrations for Dalby StarFest 2019 have now closed

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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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