Monthly Archives: February 2013

2nd Scarborough Earl of Londesborough Cub Scouts aim for Astronomer activity badges

Another group of around 15 Cub Scouts started work towards their astronomer activity badge on Monday 25th February.  Andy Exton FRAS visited the Cubs of 2nd Scarborough Earl of Londesborough at their hall and despite clouds and no observing of … Continue reading






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BBC Stargazing LIVE event at RSPB Bempton – Saturday 23rd February

Saturday 23rd February saw our final BBC Stargazing LIVE event of the 2013 season at RSPB Bempton Cliffs.  As with the January event, a good turnout was at Bempton with over 50 members of the public despite the cloudy weather … Continue reading






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1st Scarborough Scouts make start on astronomer badges

Friday 22nd February saw Andy Exton FRAS attend 1st Scarborough Scouts on Maple Drive in Scarborough to assist the scouts with their astronomer activity badges. Unfortunately, as seems to be the norm, the night was clouded out along with a … Continue reading






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Paul Money’s Messier Marathon a hit, but no view of asteroid 2012 DA14

Friday 15th February, the day of the Russian meteor and the close pass of asteroid 2012 DA14, saw Paul Money FRAS FBIS visit the society at Ayton Village Hall to give us a talk on the Messier Marathon.  Paul was … Continue reading






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Norton CP School pupils learn about the Sun and Moon

From Mell Jeffery FRAS…….. Today (Wednesday 13th February) I visited the year 1 pupils at Norton CP School. They have been studying light and astronomy. The original idea, after chatting with Mrs Everitt, was for the children to view some … Continue reading






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