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BBC Stargazing LIVE events to be run by SARAS during January and February 2013

The first couple of months of 2013 sees a busy period for members of Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society.  Once again, the BBC are airing Stargazing LIVE, presented by Prof. Brian Cox and Dara O’Briain on BBC2 between the 8th … Continue reading






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Quadrantids meteor shower – Peak 3rd January

Thursday 3rd January 2013 sees the peak of the first major meteor shower of the year.  The Quadrantids peak during daytime for UK observers but meteors can be observed during the period 1st to 6th January so some of these … Continue reading






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Merry Christmas from Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society

Everyone at Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support during 2012.  We have had a great year showing dozens of members of the public the wonders of the night … Continue reading






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Ursid Meteor Shower – Peak December 22/23

Following hot on the heels of the Geminid meteor shower is the lesser known Ursids.  The Ursids radiant is located within the constellation of Ursa Minor; the location of the pole star, Polaris.  The radiant can be found by looking … Continue reading






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Geminids Meteor Shower – Peaks late 13th / early 14th December

Late on the evening of Thursday 13th December through to dawn of Friday 14th December the peak of the Geminids meteor shower occurs.  The radiant of the shower is close to the bright star of Castor (α Gem) in the … Continue reading






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