Tag Archives: observatories

Dalby Forest Visitor Centre Undergoing Building Work

The Forestry Commission Visitor Centre in Dalby Forest is currently undergoing a major piece of building work that will last for a number of months.  During this period, access to our observatories will be restricted for a period of time … Continue reading






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SARAS Features in North York Moors Tourism Video

In February of this year, the society were visited at our Public Observing event in Dalby Forest by Classlane Media who were putting together some tourism videos on behalf of North York Moors National Park.  Classlane Media also returned a … Continue reading






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Bats and Stars – Saturday 24th August

SARAS attended the annual Bats and Stars event held at the Dalby Forest Visitor Centre in Dalby Forest on the evening of Saturday 24th August.  The Bats and Stars event is organised by the Forestry Commission and is held towards … Continue reading






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Dalby Forest solar observing – 7th July 2013

The afternoon of Sunday 7th July 2013, for once, saw mainly sunny skies for one of our solar observing events in Dalby Forest.  The forest was busy with visitors and many stopped by for a look at the Sun – … Continue reading






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“Aspects of Astronomy” at Scarborough Philatelic Society

Andy Exton FRAS following an invitation to Scarborough & Ryedale AS members visited the Scarborough Philatelic Society on Tuesday 7th May 2013 to listen to the Aspects of Astronomy talk by Margaret Morris.  Margaret from the Glasgow Astronomical Society has a … Continue reading






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February’s public observing night captured on film as over 50 brave the rain

Despite a mixed weather forecast, a crowd of over 50 ventured to the Low Dalby Astronomy Centre in Dalby Forest for the February public observing event.  The evening started out with cloud and drizzle so attendees were given a talk … Continue reading






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Observatory Maintenance Underway

Some of our members braved the snow today to give the observatories at Dalby Forest a good clean inside and out. The snow was pretty deep and we literally had to dig our way to the dome doors. The observatory domes are … Continue reading






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