Events for
11 November 2019    -    18 January 2020
11 November 2019
  • Transit of Mercury

    12:30pm   to    05:00pm

    We 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 pass across the face of the Sun starting 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. Please come along and see us there.  We will also be bringing some meteorites and Aurora Planetarium will be putting on free Planetarium shows in the Green Room of the Anglers Discovery Centre. 

12 November 2019
  • The End of the Universe

    07:15pm   to    09:30pm

    Professor Brad Gibson from Hull University will be presenting a talk on the End of the Universe. 

13 November 2019
  • Scouts visit

    06:30pm   to    08:30pm

    Scout visit to the observatory

19 November 2019
  • History of WYAS

    07:15pm   to    09:30pm

    A talk on the history of the West Yorkshire Astronomical Society by WYAS member,  Paul Dobson. 

03 December 2019
  • The Star of Bethlehem

    07:15pm   to    09:30pm

    We would like to invite you to Steve Barratt's presentation on he Star of Bethlehem. 

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