Tag Archives: Planets

First Beaver Group Assisted with Space Activity Badge

Society secretary Andy Exton FRAS visited the Wharfe Beavers of Westborough Methodist Church in Scarborough on Friday 26th September. The Space Activity Badge is a newly launched badge from the Scout Association for Beavers and this was the first group … Continue reading






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Clifton Methodist Cubs Start Astronomer Activity Badge

Society secretary Andy Exton FRAS visited Dalby Forest on Saturday 12th July to meet the cub scouts from Clifton Methodist in York.  The initial plan was to do some observing from Adderstone Field but a thunderstorm resulted in the group … Continue reading






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Society Visits Ebberston Village Hall

Thursday 16th January saw society founder and honorary president John Harper FRAS visit Ebberston Village Hall to give a “Journey into Space” for all those attending.  Unfortunately, technical difficulties on the evening meant that John had to revert to giving … Continue reading






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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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SARAS Visit Snainton Young Farmers Club

Monday 13th January saw society secretary Andy Exton FRAS visit Snainton Village Hall to meet the local YFC members.  The society had been invited to give the group a talk on astronomy and what the society does.  Unfortunately no observing … Continue reading






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Cloud and Fog Still Pulls in Large Group of Stargazers

Friday 1st November saw the 2nd of the public stargazing events for the season in Dalby Forest.  Despite cloudy skies and fog in the valley a good sized group still attended the Dalby Forest Visitor Centre.  With no chance to … Continue reading






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Astronomy Night at Pickering Community Junior School

The society were invited to visit Pickering Community Junior School on the evening of Monday 14th October to provide an astronomy night for the Year 5 pupils.  The pupils have recently been studying their “High in the Sky” project that … 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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