Tag Archives: Sun

Winter Solstice – 21st December 23:03 UT

This evening at 23:03 UT winter officially starts in the northern hemisphere with the winter solstice. The solstice occurs when the northern hemisphere of the Earth is inclined at a maximum angle (23° 26′) away from the Sun and results in … 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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A Busy Time In The Forest

The society had a busy time in Dalby Forest over the first weekend of May with two separate events.  The first of these was on Friday 2nd May when society secretary Andy Exton FRAS visited the 1st Scarborough Scouts at … Continue reading






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Aurora display down the east coast – 27th February 2014

Members of the public along the east coast were treated to a fantastic display of the aurora borealis or northern lights last night (27th February 2014).  The display was caused by an X-class flare originating from the Sun and interacting … 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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