Welcome to

West Yorkshire Astronomical Society

 Registered Charity (Charity Number 508313)


The Observatory is now open on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 7:15pm




On Tuesday 20th November

Mr Colin Steele Director of Service Teaching, School of Mathematics,

University of Manchester

will give a talk on:


The Solar Neighbourhood A guide to our nearest Stars

Like people stars have their own particular characteristics. This talk focuses on

particularly interesting ones within 16 light years of our sun.

From Alpha Centauri, Barnard's star to the Sirius system including Mr Spock's home star

40 Eridani  or HD26965.

Woven into the talk are references to measuring distances to stars and the appearance

of the Sun and other stars from the stars concerned. 





The Small Print --- Admission Open Night - Members £3. Non Members £4. Children under 16 free.

Admission to talks from External speakers please add £1

If you attend the observatory for a second night in the week then there are no admission fees 

Concessions for Students, Senior citizens and unemployed parents. £3

Please note. The increase has had to be implemented due to constantly rising costs.








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Come and join us for a friendly evening of chat, Tea, Coffee and Cakes.


 Our esteemed editor has asked that if any member has articles for the Phobos magazine, could they please forward them to him. 


 STELLARIUM - Probably the best free planetarium program around! 




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You can now ask them to donate to WYAS through their Smile Charity donation scheme.
Just click this link to see more.




Thanks to Eric Wiley for the donation to the

StarGazing Live raffle.


Fancy building a telescope from scratch?

Or how about a cardboard steam engine!

Have a go at a cardboard newtonian.





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