York Residents Festival - Meet The Astronomers

York Residents Festival - Meet The Astronomers

Saturday 25th January 2020 from 10:00am to 16:00pm

Beetle Bank Farm
Moor Lane, Murton, YO19 5XD, Yorkshire and The Humber

The York Astronomical Society invite you to visit their recently refurbished observatory at Beetle Bank Farm. See our telescopes and displays. Weather permitting a chance to safely observe our nearest star. Open as part of York Residents Festival 2020.

Throughout the day there will the following activities or demonstrations: air rocket launches, cosmonaut selfies, navigation skills, a Solar System model, astrophotography workshops/advice, junk modelling, viewing our nearest star, observatory tour, plus a number of telescopes on display.

On Saturday evening, once it gets dark and weather permitting, there will be a free stargazing event with talk (tickets available on the day).

Please note that this event has already taken place on 25/01/2020


Event organiser

The York Astronomical Society

The York Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact The York Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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