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18th February 2022 – Ayton Meeting – Guest Speaker: Prof Brad Gibson “Building Galaxies with Computers”

Friday 18th February 2022 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall Ayton meeting  – Guest Speaker: Prof. Brad Gibson of  the University of Hull will be presenting “Building Galaxies with Computers” Free entry for members of the society.£3 on the door for … Continue reading






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19th November 2021 – Ayton Meeting – Member Speaker: Nick Duffy “SETI and the Drake Equation – Where Are They?”

Friday 19th November 2021 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall Member Speaker: SARAS Chairman, Nick Duffy, will be presenting “SETI and the Drake Equation – Where Are They?” Free entry for members of the society.£3 on the door for non-members. Doors … Continue reading






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15th October 2021 – Ayton Meeting – Guest Speaker: Jurgen Schmoll “DESI (the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument)”

UPDATE: Due to transport issues, Jurgen will be presenting the talk via Zoom but the meeting is still being held at Ayton. Friday 15th October 2021 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall Guest Speaker –  Dr Jurgen Schmoll of Durham University … Continue reading






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VIRTUAL Meeting via ZOOM – Guest Speaker: Russell Parry – “The fall and find of the Appley Bridge meteorite” 18th June 2021

ONLINE MEETING – THIS WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM (https://zoom.us/) Friday 18th June 2021 7.30pm, via Zoom ZOOM Meeting – Guest Speaker: Russell Parry will be presenting “The fall and find of the Appley Bridge meteorite” – 18th June 2021 … Continue reading






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Update: ALL Ayton Meetings Cancelled until September

Update: The Ayton Village Hall will not be re-opening until September at the very earliest so all meetings until then are cancelled. Details regarding postponing the July AGM will be emailed to members






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March & April Ayton meetings Cancelled

March & April Ayton meetings Cancelled Following a committee discussion over the weekend, from hearing from other astronomical societies and the latest advice from the government, we have decided to cancel the March and April meetings at Ayton to minimise … Continue reading






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Friday 17th May 2019 7.45pm Guest Speaker: Dr Emily Brunsden – “Fantastic Planets and Where to Find Them”

Friday 17 May 2019 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall Guest Speaker Dr Emily Brunsden of York University will be presenting “Fantastic Planets and Where to Find Them” Free for members of the society. £3 on the door for non-members. Doors … Continue reading






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Friday 19th April 2019 7.45pm Guest Speaker: Dr Jurgen Schmoll – “Basics of Astrophotgraphy”

Friday 19 April 2019 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall Guest Speaker Dr Jurgen Schmoll of Durham University will be presenting “Basics of Astrophotography” This talk will cover every aspect of astrophotography from a simple camera on a tripod to a … Continue reading






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