Tag Archives: Comets

Space talk for 1st Scarborough (Esk) Beavers

Society secretary Andy Exton FRAS visited the Esk Beavers of 1st Scarborough Scout group on Friday 24th May to give a talk on space.  The group of around 15 Beavers were given a tour of the Solar System and its … Continue reading






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Seamer and Irton Guides Start Out on Space “Go For It”

Andy Exton FRAS visited the Girl Guides at Seamer and Irton on Monday 29th April to give them a talk on the Solar System and beyond.  The Guides are starting out working on the Space “Go For It” in the … Continue reading






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SARAS visit 1st Gildersome Brownies at Hutton le Hole

1st Gildersome Brownies from Leeds were visited during their residential break in the village of Hutton le Hole on Wednesday 10th April to start work on their stargazer badge.  Secretary Andy Exton FRAS and Honorary President John Harper FRAS attended … Continue reading






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Astronomy Night at Leavening Community Primary School

Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society were invited to provide an Astronomy Night for the pupils, parents and teachers of Leavening Community Primary School on Wednesday 13th March. The event started with a tour of the Solar System in the school … Continue reading






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Comet 2011/L4 (PANSTARRS)

The first of the exciting comets visible during 2013 is now observable for astronomers in the northern hemisphere.  Comet 2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) was discovered during June 2011 by astronomers at the University of Hawaii using the Pan-STARRS telescope on the … Continue reading






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2nd Scarborough Earl of Londesborough Cub Scouts aim for Astronomer activity badges

Another group of around 15 Cub Scouts started work towards their astronomer activity badge on Monday 25th February.  Andy Exton FRAS visited the Cubs of 2nd Scarborough Earl of Londesborough at their hall and despite clouds and no observing of … Continue reading






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BBC Stargazing LIVE event at RSPB Bempton – Saturday 23rd February

Saturday 23rd February saw our final BBC Stargazing LIVE event of the 2013 season at RSPB Bempton Cliffs.  As with the January event, a good turnout was at Bempton with over 50 members of the public despite the cloudy weather … Continue reading






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Infants of Barrowcliff Primary School taken on journey through the Solar System

Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society were invited into Barrowcliff Primary School to talk to the infants today.  Society secretary Andy Exton FRAS gave the children an informative talk on the Solar System and some of the major events that man … Continue reading






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