Tag Archives: Dobsonian

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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Terrington WI Talk … Astronomy and the local night sky.

From society treasurer Mell Jeffery FRAS…. “The evening didn’t start too well!  The car boot wouldn’t unlock and the observatory key had gone AWOL! I ended up going in the defender and I did manage to get the Dobsonian out … Continue reading






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SARAS visit 1st Gildersome Brownies at Hutton le Hole

1st Gildersome Brownies from Leeds were visited during their residential break in the village of Hutton le Hole on Wednesday 10th April to start work on their stargazer badge.  Secretary Andy Exton FRAS and Honorary President John Harper FRAS attended … Continue reading






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Norton CP School pupils learn about the Sun and Moon

From Mell Jeffery FRAS…….. Today (Wednesday 13th February) I visited the year 1 pupils at Norton CP School. They have been studying light and astronomy. The original idea, after chatting with Mrs Everitt, was for the children to view some … Continue reading






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First SARAS Members Winter Star Camp a Success Under Bee-autiful Skies

February 8th and 9th saw the first winter star camp for SARAS members at Humble Bee Farm near Flixton, Scarborough.  Despite frosty conditions outside, members enjoyed the much needed warmth provided by wooden wigwams rather than living under canvas for … 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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Two more Cub Scout groups on their way to achieving their Astronomy badge

On Monday night society secretary Andy Exton FRAS travelled to Whitby to visit Eskmouth (Whitby) Cubs and help them start their Astronomy badge.  The 15 Cubs had a presentation to cover the knowledge required to pass their badge, such as … Continue reading






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3rd Scarborough (St. Marks) Guides start work towards their Space “Go-For-It”.

Despite the bad weather recently, Andy Exton attended 3rd Scarborough (St. Marks) Guides on the evening of Wednesday 23rd January.  The Girl Guides are working towards their Space “Go-For-It” award and although the evening was against them for observing through … Continue reading






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