Welcome to West Yorkshire Astronomical Society

a Registered Charity (Charity Number 508313).

 

 

Tuesday 7th October  Tonight is our normal "Open Night"  

 We will meet at 7:00pm at the Rosse Observatory.  

 

We will have a talk by  Anthony Mitchell on  Astrophotography   "Time Lapse of the Milky Way"  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.    

 

 

 

 Please click here and use this link to look at the events we have planned for September / October 2014.

 

  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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Stargazing Events for 2014

Tuesday 7th October  Tonight is our normal "Open Night"    We will meet at 7:00pm at the Rosse Observatory.  We will have a talk by  Anthony Mitchell on  Astrophotography   "Time Lapse of the Milky Way"  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 14th October  Tonight is our normal "Open Night"    We will meet at 7:00pm at the Rosse Observatory.  We will have a talk by  James Mullaney  on "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.

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 21st October   Tonight we will have a guest speaker.  Mark Wrigley from Sheffield University. Mark has won an award from Sheffield University's "Festival of the Mind" to build a telescope using 3D printed (non-optical) components and a Raspberry Pi camera for imaging.   He has agreed to present to us and all being well will have a 3D printer with him to show us how its done.   

We will meet at 7:00pm 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 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.