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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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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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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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Jupiter Delights Visitors at RSPB Bempton

Despite poor weather, including the odd flake of snow, the RSPB Stargazing LIVE event was enjoyed by all.  We are still awaiting confirmation from the RSPB on final figures, but we estimate an attendance of around 70 members of the … Continue reading






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