Event Calendar

Sep
21
Fri
2018
Introduction to Astronomy evening – 21st September 2018 @ Ayton Village Hall
Sep 21 @ 19:45 – 21:30

Friday 21st 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

Oct
5
Fri
2018
Public Stargazing in Dalby Forest – October 2018 @ Low Dalby Astronomy Centre
Oct 5 @ 20:00 – 21:30

 

Star trails from Dalby Forest. Image credit: North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

Star trails from Dalby Forest. Image credit: North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

Our regular public stargazing at the Low Dalby Astronomy Centre in Dalby Forest held during the autumn and winter months. Come and see the stars, planets, nebulae and galaxies under one of the darkest skies in the country. The site of the society observatories was awarded the Milky Way Class of the UK Dark Sky Discovery Award in January 2013.

Please wrap up warm and bring along a torch (preferably with a red filter to preserve yours & others night vision).
Please avoid shining white light torches near the observatories, during the event or at other’s faces at it will take 20 minutes for eyes to readjust to the dark
Take extra care in the car park also.

If the weather happens to be inclement, please don’t be put off. A member of the society will give a talk / virtual tour in the warmth of the Forestry Commission Visitor Centre.

Event itself is FREE. The Forestry Commission now charge on exiting the forest – charge is reduced to £3 per vehicle for this event (code supplied at event).

Charitable donations welcomed.
Suggested donation of £2 per adult and £1 per child.

No booking required.

Oct
19
Fri
2018
Ayton Meeting – Guest Speaker: Roy Gunson “Pickering’s Harem” – 19 October 2018 @ Ayton Village Hall
Oct 19 @ 19:45 – 21:30

Friday 19 October 2018 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall

Guest Speaker: Roy Gunson “Pickering’s Harem”

Williamina Flemming – abandoned by her new husband just months after arriving in Boston, USA from Dundee. Pregnant and alone she rose to become one of the most famed female astronomers of the early 20th century . Her story plus those of a host of other female astronomers hired by Charles Edward Pickering between 1880 and 1919 to work at the Harvard College Observatory gives a remarkable insight on the determination by these women to succeed.

Nov
2
Fri
2018
Public Stargazing in Dalby Forest – November 2018 @ Low Dalby Astronomy Centre
Nov 2 @ 20:00 – 21:30

 

Star trails from Dalby Forest. Image credit: North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

Star trails from Dalby Forest. Image credit: North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

Our regular public stargazing at the Low Dalby Astronomy Centre in Dalby Forest held during the autumn and winter months. Come and see the stars, planets, nebulae and galaxies under one of the darkest skies in the country. The site of the society observatories was awarded the Milky Way Class of the UK Dark Sky Discovery Award in January 2013.

Please wrap up warm and bring along a torch (preferably with a red filter to preserve yours & others night vision).
Please avoid shining white light torches near the observatories, during the event or at other’s faces at it will take 20 minutes for eyes to readjust to the dark
Take extra care in the car park also.

If the weather happens to be inclement, please don’t be put off. A member of the society will give a talk / virtual tour in the warmth of the Forestry Commission Visitor Centre.

Event itself is FREE. The Forestry Commission now charge on exiting the forest – charge is reduced to £3 per vehicle for this event (code supplied at event).

Charitable donations welcomed.
Suggested donation of £2 per adult and £1 per child.

No booking required.

Nov
16
Fri
2018
Ayton Meeting – Speaker: Ross Mitchell “Light Lite” – 16 November 2018 @ Ayton Village Hall
Nov 16 @ 19:45 – 21:30

Friday 16 November 2018 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall

Speaker: Ross Mitchell “Light Lite”

Society member Ross Mitchell will be presenting “Light Lite”, a short physics overview of light – an introduction to what light is, how it behaves, different types of light and very briefly about its involvement with gravity, space/time
This will be followed by how light fits Astronomy – how stars form the different types of light, how and why objects reflect light, lights journey from a star to the earth, how we use light to measure things in space.

Jan
18
Fri
2019
Ayton Meeting – UPDATED: Open Meeting – 18 January 2019 @ Ayton Village Hall
Jan 18 @ 19:45 – 21:30

Friday 18 January 2019 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall

UPDATE:
Unfortunately due to illness SARAS President John Harper will not be able to present the “Around the Zodiac” talk at this meeting.

Instead we will hold an open meeting to discuss any recent astronomical objects we have been able to observe/image (such as comet 46P/Wirtanen) and also gives members and guest the opportunity to bring along and seek advice on any equipment you’ve been struggling with or get answers to any questions you have.

Jan
21
Mon
2019
Total Lunar Eclipse 21/01/2019
Jan 21 @ 02:36 – 07:50

Total Lunar Eclipse 21/01/19 02:36 – 07:50 GMT

Feb
1
Fri
2019
Public Stargazing in Dalby Forest – February 2019 @ Low Dalby Astronomy Centre
Feb 1 @ 20:00 – 21:30

 

Star trails from Dalby Forest. Image credit: North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

Star trails from Dalby Forest. Image credit: North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

Our regular public stargazing at the Low Dalby Astronomy Centre in Dalby Forest held during the autumn and winter months. Come and see the stars, planets, nebulae and galaxies under one of the darkest skies in the country. The site of the society observatories was awarded the Milky Way Class of the UK Dark Sky Discovery Award in January 2013.

Please wrap up warm and bring along a torch (preferably with a red filter to preserve yours & others night vision).
Please avoid shining white light torches near the observatories, during the event or at other’s faces at it will take 20 minutes for eyes to readjust to the dark
Take extra care in the car park also.

If the weather happens to be inclement, please don’t be put off. A member of the society will give a talk / virtual tour in the warmth of the Forestry Commission Visitor Centre.

Event itself is FREE. The Forestry Commission now charge on exiting the forest – charge is reduced to £3 per vehicle for this event (code supplied at event).

Charitable donations welcomed.
Suggested donation of £2 per adult and £1 per child.

No booking required.

Feb
15
Fri
2019
Ayton Meeting – Speaker: John Harper “The Moon” – 15 February 2019 @ Ayton Village Hall
Feb 15 @ 19:45 – 21:30

Friday 15 February 2019 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall

SARAS President John Harper will be giving a talk on the Moon, this event coincides with the Dark Skies Festival

Feb
22
Fri
2019
Stars in the sky – SARAS & National Trust Dark Skies Festival Event 2019 @ National Trust
Feb 22 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Stars in the sky
On Friday 22 February Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society are teaming up with The National Trust at Ravenscar to gaze at stars and planets, marking the North York Moors National Park’s Dark Skies Festival.
Free Event but booking required as spaces are limited
Find out more including booking details here: https://bit.ly/2FxcEE2