Tag Archives: Andy Exton FRAS

February Ayton Village Hall Meeting

Unfortunately due to illness, society founder and honorary president John Harper was unable to give the second installment of his talk on the Moon at the February meeting at Ayton Village Hall.  Don’t worry though, we will reschedule John for … Continue reading






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Members group nights prove popular during a period of good conditions

Members of the society have been very busy in the recent couple of weeks with some great opportunities for group observing around the local area.  We were very fortunate to have the opportunity for observing from our Ravenscar site two … Continue reading






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Pickering Brownies and Guides Enjoy Clear Dalby Skies

Over 40 girls from the Brownies and Guides in Pickering along with several parents and leaders visited Dalby Forest on the evening of Monday 9th February.  Society members Andy Exton FRAS and Mell Jeffery FRAS assisted the girls with work … Continue reading






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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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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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Astronomy Night at Allerston Youth Group – 19th February

Society secretary Andy Exton FRAS visited the Youth Group from Allerston at Allerston Village Hall on Wednesday 19th February.  Luckily a part clear sky was forecast and Andy was able to show the group of youngsters a number of objects … Continue reading






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