Update: Stargazing @ Dalby 1st Feb

Currently we are still planning on running the event tonight however I have been contacted by the Rangers at Dalby to say that have had a couple of inches of snow overnight with more expected this afternoon.

If the further snow cause the Rangers to decide to close the forest roads then we will have to cancel the event and we will update our website, facebook and twitter

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22nd February 19:30 -21:30: Stars in the sky – SARAS & National Trust Dark Skies Festival Event

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

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Dalby StarFest 2019 – Registrations Now Open

Registration for Dalby StarFest 2019 is now open

Thursday 29th August – Mon 2nd September 2019, Adderstone Field, Dalby Forest

New moon is on the 30th so hopefully dark skies aplenty.

Event details and booking form available HERE.

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Notice: Public Observing Nights at Dalby Forest 1st Feb/1st March 2019

Please be aware that gostargazing.co.uk have incorrectly advertised our event on 1st Feb 2019 as a Hidden Horizons paid event.
They have also listed us as running an event on both the 1st and 8th of March.

To Clarify:
SARAS have events on 1st February & 1st March only.
Hidden Horizons have events on 8th February & 8th March.

We have contacted gostargazing to rectify this

Please always go by the event calendar on our website or events posted here rather than external websites.

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Happy New Year

Welcome to 2019

I hope Santa brought everyone what they wanted including new astronomy gear, as this would account for the increase in cloud and fog exactly on Christmas.

I’ve managed a few visual observations of Comet 46P/Wirtanen, currently in the constellation Lynx, but unfortunately I’ve been unsuccessful in getting an image currently, unlike some lucky others who have posted their images on the society members Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sarasmembers/

I have recently found a really good resource for grab and go observing, skymaps.com.
They provide a monthly sky map with a sky calender and planisphere for the particular month, marked with Deep Sky Objects, all on a handy printable A4 sheet

Our next Ayton meeting will be on Friday 18th January 2019 and SARAS President John Harper will be giving the talk “Around the Zodiac”

 There is no public observing in January so Friday 1st February is our next Public Observing session, 8pm to 9:30pm, followed by members-only afterwards.

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