Welcome to West Yorkshire Astronomical Society

a Registered Charity (Charity Number 508313).


Friday 9th December. Not one but two talks! from our President Professor Jonti Horner. 




Yes Jonti is coming back from Australia for a little while and will be talking about two massive research projects he's working on including spotting fireballs over the Australian dessert with a view to finding any debris that may be left and "Minerva Australis" looking for exoplanets!


If you have been to one of Jonti's talks you will know how good he is at making complex issues understandable and the phenomenal way he can link seemingly disparate subjects together. It will be thoroughly entertaining and will include a question and answer session which he excels at!






Last week we had a visit of about 30 students from Oulton Primary as part of their Science Week.

What a great bunch of intelligent pupils. Everyone enjoyed the evening and the observatory was buzzing!

Here are some pictures they have been kind enough to send us inspired from the evening.




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FRIDAY 9th December

Jonti Horner with two talks on "FIREBALLS AND EXOPLANETS!" 


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Jonti Started off at WYAS

He's now a Professor and our President!






Until we've worked out a better place to put these here are some useful links to some of our favourite resources and suppliers... 







 STELLARIUM - Probably the best free planetarium program around! 




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The Yorkshire Planetarium - Always entertaining. Covers a broad range of astro-physics and science subjects





Green Witch  North, Astronomical supplies - Everything for the asronomer from beginner to expert with loads of friendly advice.




Orion Optics - builders of precision astronomical telescopes from Dobsonians to Astrographs. Yes - they built our latest telescope too!







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