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West Yorkshire Astronomical Society


 Updated 09/06/2022

Young Astronomers 24th June 2022
Our Young Astronomers night will take place on Friday 24th June, starting at 6:30pm - 8:30pm, our theme is our nearest star ' The Sun '.  If we have a clearish sky you will be able to toast marshmallows in our Solar Ovens and look through some of our telescopes using special solar filters that will allow you to see how active our Sun is.  Other craft based activities and talks are planned for the evening.

Booking are required via email (please see our CONTACT DETAILS page for details)   Due to our rising costs we have had to raise our cost to £8 per child accompanying adults are free.   Unfortunately, due to a high number of people booking this event and not showing up, once booked all monies are non returnable.


Please, please do not look at the Sun through a telescope or binoculars without the correct, undamaged solar filters as it will cause serious damage to your eyes.


Sunday Funday 26th June 2022 

This month sees the Summer Solstice (Tuesday 21st June) aka Longest Day.  The following Sunday will be our annually SUNDAY FUNDAY at the observatory.  This is a open event with lots to do for all ages.  

Sunday Funday 26/06/2022


Tuesday 28th June 2022 

Tonight, sees the return of Rod Hine with his talk "Orbits, Spins and Chaos."  Ever wondered how gravity keeps the planets in Orbits? Did you know that Neil Armstrong was nearly killed in a Spinning spacecraft in 1966? And just what is Chaos, scientifically speaking? All of this and plenty of fun demonstrations.  The talk will begin at 19:30 in the Carlton Grange, next door to the Observatory.  Admission fees are £5 for Members and £7 for Visitors.  The Observatory will be open afterwards for refreshments and to continue the discussion.


 Our opening details for June 2022

Friday 3rd - Members Only Night

Tuesday 7th - Open Night (1st Tuesday)

Friday 10th - Open Night (2nd Friday)

Tuesday 14th - Members Only Night

Friday 17th - Members Only Night

Tuesday 21st - Member Only Night

Friday 24th - Young Astronomers Night (18:30 - 20:30)

Friday 24th - Members Only Night (20:30 onwards)

Sunday 26th - SUNDAY FUN DAY (11:00 - 16:00)

 Tuesday 28th - Guest Speaker, Rod Hine (19:30 onwards)


Fees and Membership details can be found HERE.



Events & News

Next Open Evening
Tuesday 7th June
Friday 10th June
Open from 19:30

Young Astronomers Evening
Friday 24th June (18:30 - 20:30)
Booking is required.

Sunday Fun Day
Sunday 26th June (details TBC)


 STELLARIUM - Probably the best free planetarium program around! 




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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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