Education / Outreach / Pricing
Schools, Clubs and Colleges!         
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with your contact details and a short statement of your requirements.  
Members of WYAS involved in Educational / Outreach activities have current DBS checks in place.

The West Yorkshire Astronomical Society (WYAS) is aware that young people and groups are inspired to learn about astronomy and space science. We can deliver the wonders of the universe to you with tailored lectures and a variety of workshops that can satisfy these learning needs at Youth & Community groups, schools and other organisations, bringing astronomy and space science to you at a level which is understandable and enjoyable to learn about, and where applicable, supports the National Curriculum.


WYAS is a registered charity, to assist with its running costs the following charges are made:


Tuesday & Friday open nights for guest visitors. These nights are for getting to know us as a friendly society. You can bring your own telescope or binoculars for help in navigating the night sky or to learn how to use or set up your telescope to get the most from it, learn which programmes are the best to use for Astro-photography etc. These nights may also include a members talk (see website for details). £4.00 per person accompanied children under 16 are free.


Tuesday/Friday night guest speaker. Once a month we invite a guest speaker to talk about subjects they are involved in as research or have a specialised knowledge of a topic, these guests are invariably Subject Experts, Dr's or Professors currently working at Universities or within industry. £5.00 per person accompanied children under 16 are free.           


In-house children’s ‘Young Astronomers Club’.   This is one Friday a month where young astronomers can learn about the Stars, Planets, Moons of the Solar System and the wider universe in a fun way with other children. £4.00 per child


Workshop day at schools.

Full day (9-3pm Inc 30 minutes dinner break) for classes of 30 minutes each for Years 1 & 2 and 45 to 60 minutes each for Years 3,4,5 & 6. Timetable is the responsibility of the school.                             £275.00                                                                                       

A half day on the above basis. (9am-12.30pm)                                                    £175.00.


Workshops for Youth/Scout Groups.

2-hour duration, £75.00 Min 12 children, additional children over the 12 at £4.00 each to a maximum of £150.00.                                       £75.00 to £150.00 maximum.


Private Visit to observatory.

£75.00 for a 90 minute session up to 12 visitors

Over 12 visitors by negotiation.    


External presentations and Lectures for Adults and Organisations. (1 hour)       £50.00.

Where visits are made to premises other than the observatory the price includes travelling expenses if it is within 10 miles of the observatory, if over 10 miles a £10 travelling expense will be added, it will include all the equipment required (unless available onsite).



WYAS is not VAT Registered so this will not be added to the price.


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Price review in April 2020.



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