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West Yorkshire Astronomical Society

 Registered Charity (Charity Number 508313)


Historical Novae 

14th January 2020 at  7.30pm

We would like to invite you to this power point presentation by

Mr Gary Poyner

From ancient records to the modern day , he will look at novae through the centuries. What early astronomers thought novae actually were and finally a more detailed look at some landmark discoveries of the 19th and 20th Centuries.



Our next Young Astronomer's evening will be on

Friday 31st January 2020 from 18:30pm - 20:30pm.

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 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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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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