Monthly Archives: November 2012

Stargazing evening with 1st Scarborough (Trent) Beavers

Wednesday 28th November 2012 saw SARAS Secretary Andy Exton attend a stargazing evening with 1st Scarborough (Trent) Beavers at their scout hall on Maple Drive, Scarborough.  As seems to be the case at the moment, any public outreach event seems … Continue reading






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Talk for Filey Junior School

Following an invite by Mr Drewell, it was a pleasure to visit the Year 6 pupils at Filey Junior School on the evening of Monday, November 26th.  Originally, the intention was for the pupils to visit us at the Low … Continue reading






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Satellite Tracking: Half a Century

On Friday 16th November, SARAS member Bob Christy, FBIS, came to talk to fellow members and the visiting public about his 50 year long passion tracking satellites.  From the origins in Kettering Grammar School in the 1960’s to the present … Continue reading






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SARAS Website now integrates with Twitter and Facebook

Following the release of the Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Facebook page a couple of months ago and the redesign of the website, a Twitter account has also been created for SARAS. Any post created on the website is now tweeted … Continue reading






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Leonid Meteor Shower – Morning of Saturday 17th November

The peak of the Leonid meteor shower occurs between midnight and dawn this coming Saturday morning. Around 20 meteors an hour are visible at the peak of the shower, originating from the constellation of Leo, from the head of the … Continue reading






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