Monthly Archives: Oct 2013

End of British Summer Time

British Summer Time (BST) finishes on Sunday 27th October 2013.  The clocks change at 2am, moving back an hour onto Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The effect is darker evenings and lighter mornings.  Astronomy software such as planetarium software and GoTo … Continue reading






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SARAS Forums To Be Updated Today

We plan to upgrade our online forums accessible via the society website during Monday 21st October.  An upgrade to the phpBB forum software is available aswell as a number of updates to associated plugins so these will be implemented at … Continue reading






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SARAS Members Given Talk In Cosmic Recycling

The guest speaker for the October meeting of Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society was Dr Janet Humphreys, formerly of Leeds University and a current Open University tutor on the 2nd level astronomy and planetary science courses.  The talk given by … Continue reading






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Astronomy Night at Pickering Community Junior School

The society were invited to visit Pickering Community Junior School on the evening of Monday 14th October to provide an astronomy night for the Year 5 pupils.  The pupils have recently been studying their “High in the Sky” project that … Continue reading






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Cloudy Night for Campers

A cloudy, cold and drizzly night did not put off a small group attending the 2nd annual stargazing weekend at Humble Bee Farm, Flixton. Poor weather resulted in no chance of observing the stars so as an alternative the attendees … Continue reading






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