Tag Archives: Dobsonian

SARAS Visit Malton Montessori School

From society treasurer Mell Jeffery FRAS following her visit to the Malton Montessori School on Wednesday 15th January 2014…… An early evening of stargazing was arranged, but unfortunately the weather didn’t play ball. Although the Moon and Jupiter could be … Continue reading






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Terrington WI Talk … Astronomy and the local night sky.

From society treasurer Mell Jeffery FRAS…. “The evening didn’t start too well!  The car boot wouldn’t unlock and the observatory key had gone AWOL! I ended up going in the defender and I did manage to get the Dobsonian out … 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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Norton CP School pupils learn about the Sun and Moon

From Mell Jeffery FRAS…….. Today (Wednesday 13th February) I visited the year 1 pupils at Norton CP School. They have been studying light and astronomy. The original idea, after chatting with Mrs Everitt, was for the children to view some … Continue reading






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First SARAS Members Winter Star Camp a Success Under Bee-autiful Skies

February 8th and 9th saw the first winter star camp for SARAS members at Humble Bee Farm near Flixton, Scarborough.  Despite frosty conditions outside, members enjoyed the much needed warmth provided by wooden wigwams rather than living under canvas for … Continue reading






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