SARAS were invited to be a part of the first Yorkshire Fossil Festival that was held in and around the Rotunda Museum in Scarborough between 12th and 14th September. A very busy weekend saw exhibitors including the Natural History Museum, Geological Society, Paleontological Association, local universities, Rotunda Geology Group and Hidden Horizons providing many hands-on activities for the weekend.
The society involvement for the weekend included answering peoples questions about the Sun, aurora, planets, our Milky Way and life in the Universe. A pair of telescopes were setup but unfortunately little Sun was visible through the cloudy skies.
Should a repeat be held in Scarborough, the astronomical society will certainly be hoping to attend again.