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West Yorkshire Astronomical Society

 Registered Charity (Charity Number 508313)



Our next Young Astronomer's evening will be on

Friday 25th October from 18:30pm - 20:30pm.

The theme will be 'Space Rocks'

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.



We would like to welcome you to a talk by Mr Martin Dawson of York Astronomical Society

Tuesday 22nd October 2019 at 7.30pm



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 




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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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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.





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