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    Saturday 25th October.  West Yorkshire Astronomical Society and WMDC Countryside Department are hosting a science and nature evening at 7:00pm at the Waterton Countryside Discovery Centre, Anglers Country Park, Haw Park Lane, Wintersett, Wakefield WF4 2EB.  

 This family event will be themed around astronomy, science & nature with talks around these topics, there will also be an opportunity ( weather/clouds permitting ) to observe planets, stars and deep sky objects through the telescopes of the visiting astronomers.`    

It will also be an opportunity to bring your own telescope and receive help and advice in re-familiarising and using it, if it has a problem we may also be able to help in rectifying it.

An entrance fee of £3.00 per adult with accompanied children free will be charged and although we will be inside for part of the night remember to wrap up warm for the outside viewing, hot drinks will be available throughout at a small fee.

 

 Tuesday 28th October. Tonight is our normal "Open Night" We will meet at 7:00pm at the Rosse Observatory. We will have a talk entitled  "Astro News" presented by Tony Doubtfire.  Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are having a problem with your own telescope then bring it down and we will see if we can help or advise you. There is a visitors fee of £3 for adults but accompanied family children are free of charge.

 

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  WYAS normally meet every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm at the Rosse Observatory and everyone is welcome to attend, so bring your friends and family along with the neighbours. If you are having a problem with your own telescope then bring it down and we will see if we can help or advise you. There is a visitors fee of £3 for adults but accompanied family children are free of charge. Please dress  appropriately for the weather conditions as the telescopes are kept at the outside temperature.

 

 

 

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Saturday 25th October.    West Yorkshire Astronomical Society and WMDC Countryside Department are hosting a science and nature evening at 7:00pm on Saturday 25th October 2014 at the Waterton Countryside Discovery Centre, Anglers Country Park, Haw Park Lane, Wintersett, Wakefield WF4 2EB.  

This family event will be themed around astronomy, science & nature with talks around these topics, there will also be an opportunity ( weather/clouds permitting ) to observe planets, stars and deep sky objects through the telescopes of the visiting astronomers.`                                                            It will also be an opportunity to bring your own telescope and receive help and advice in re-familiarising and using it, if it has a problem we may also be able to help in rectifying it.                                          An entrance fee of £3.00 per adult with accompanied children free will be charged and although we will be inside for part of the night remember to wrap up warm for the outside viewing, hot drinks will be available throughout at a small fee.

Tuesday 28th October. Tonight is our normal "Open Night" We will meet at 7:00pm at the Rosse Observatory. We will have a talk entitled  "Astro News" presented by Tony Doubtfire.  Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are having a problem with your own telescope then bring it down and we will see if we can help or advise you. There is a visitors fee of £3 for adults but accompanied family children are free of charge.

Tuesday 4th November.  Tonight we will have a presentation on "Major Impacts in the Solar System" by Kevin Read.  We will meet at 7:00pm at the Rosse Observatory. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are having a problem with your own telescope then bring it down and we will see if we can help or advise you. There is a visitors fee of £3 for adults but accompanied family children are free of charge.

Tuesday 11th November.    Tonight we will have a guest speaker. Professor Jamie Gilmore from Manchester University has agreed to give a talk for us. The subject will be "Meteorites, Stardust and the Early Solar System".  

Meteorites provide information that is otherwise unavailable about the prehistory, formation and evolution of our solar system.  In this talk I will introduce the study of meteorites and give some examples of the things we have learned about how and where our sun and planets formed, and the history of the material they formed from. 

We will meet at 7:15pm in the Carleton Community Centre  and the talk will begin at 7:30pm prompt and everyone is welcome to attend. If you are having a problem with your own telescope then bring it down and we will see if we can help or advise you. There is a visitors fee of £4 for adults but accompanied family children are free of charge.

Tuesday 18th November.    Tonight we will have a presentation "What is PixInsight ?" by Anthony Mitchell / Bill McSoley. We will meet at 7:00pm at the Rosse Observatory. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are having a problem with your own telescope then bring it down and we will see if we can help or advise you. There is a visitors fee of £3 for adults but accompanied family children are free of charge.