Welcome to

West Yorkshire Astronomical Society

 Registered Charity (Charity Number 508313)



Tuesday 13th August 2019 - 7:30pm

Meteors and what to look for 

Mr Colin Daley - Chair of WYAS

The Perseids are one of the brightest meteor showers of the year and are currently underway peaking on the night of 12th-13th August. If you want to find out more then come along to this talk at the Rosse Observatory, when Colin Daley will explain further and answer any questions you might have. 

Visitors £4         Accompanied children under 16 FREE



 Tuesday 3rd September 2019 - 7:30pm

Vikings at Barsoom Part 2: The Search for Life

Mr Paul Money

The Viking missions are always remembered for the search for life and in this talk Paul Money looks at the two Viking landers as they surveyed their surroundings and tried to answer the question:

Is there life on Mars?


Our next Young Astronomer's evening will be on

Friday 27th September from 18:30pm - 20:30pm.

Please note - there will not be one in August. 

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.



Events & News








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! 




 Image result for stellarium



Do you use Amazon?
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.





Social Media