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West Yorkshire Astronomical Society

 Registered Charity (Charity Number 508313)



Our next Young Astronomer's evening will be on

Friday 29th November from 18:30pm - 20:30pm.

The theme will be Observing the night sky

The Rosse Observatory Pontefract will be hosting a young astronomer’s night, If your child has an interest in astronomy or wants to learn about astronomy then we are dedicating one night every month for them to come and meet others and learn about our night sky. A snack will be provided along with some fun activities. All children must be accompanied by an adult and the cost is £4 per child.


Transit of Mercury 11th November 2019

WYAS will be observing the transit of Mercury across the face of the Sun from

12.30pm at Anglers Country Park, Wintersett, WF4 2EB.

The planet Mercury will begin to pass across the face of the Sun at 12.35pm and will be able to be observed until sunset.  We will be there with telescopes fitted with solar filters so the Sun and Mercury can be viewed safely.

We will also be bringing meteorites and Aurora Planetarium will be putting on free planetarium shows.

Come along and see us there cool


The End of the Universe

You are welcome to come along to this talk by Professor Brad Gibson from Hull University

Tuesday 12th November 2019 at 7.30pm 


The History of WYAS

Paul Dobson, WYAS member, will be presenting a talk on the history of the West Yorkshire Astronomical Society

19th November 2019 at 7.30pm


 We are open every Tuesday and Friday evening from 7.15pm.  All are welcome. 



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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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