Will it be fourth time lucky for the Artemis 1 SLS rocket launch. NASA hope so after two scrubbed attempts and a enforced roll back...  [Read more about NASA Proposes New Artemis Launch Window Date]

Our annual visit to Westerdale on Friday October 14th again coincided with clear skies, allowing observations vitually from the start of what turned out to be a very enjoyable event.  [Read more about Westerdale Event - 2022]

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights.
  • Partial Solar Eclipse Report.
  • November Meteors.
  • November Night Sky.
  • November 2022 Sky Charts.

  [Read more about Sky Notes - November 2022]

A new astro-convention will take place this October organised by Brian Jones, editor of the Yearbook of Astronomy. Called the Yearbook of Astronomy Convention, it will feature guest speakers and is hoped to become an anual event ... [Read more about Yearbook of Astronomy Convention 2022]

After two scrubbed launches due to fuelling leaks, Artemis 1 had been given the green light for another launch attempt, then Ian intervened, no not the chief controller, but the named hurricane that caused widespread destruction across Florida. On a more positive note NASA's Dart mission crashes into asteroid... [Read more about Artemis Battens Down -Whilst Dart Hits the Bullseye ]

Good weather and Lady luck, so often in our favour throughout much of summer, deserted us for our scheduled events in September...

This Autumn is shaping up very nicely for Star Party events, with an number of exciting events scheduled to go ahead - weather permitting. First up is...  

 

 

 

 

  [Read more about October Star Party Schedule ]

Monthly meetings of WDAS will resume at Caedmon College - Normanby Campus on Tuesday October 4th from 19:30hrs.   [Read more about Society Monthly Meetings and Observatory Open Nights Resume . ]

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights 
  • October Meteors
  • Partial Solar Eclipse
  • October Night Sky
  • October 2022 Sky Charts

  [Read more about Sky Notes - October 2022]

A new astro-convention will take place this October organised by Brian Jones, editor of the Yearbook of Astronomy. Called the Yearbook of Astronomy Convention, it will feature guest speakers and is hoped to become an anual event ... [Read more about Yearbook of Astronomy Convention - 2022-update]

Artemis Foul(ed) Up

It is almost 50 years since man last walked on the Moon, but on August 29th NASA's Artemis 1 mission stood ready on launch pad 39B - the same pad used for the Apollo missions, ready to make that initial step in returning humans back to the Moon and beyond. However ... [Read more about Artemis Foul(ed) Up ]

Monthly meetings of WDAS will resume at Caedmon College - Normanby Campus on Tuesday October 4th from 19:30hrs.   [Read more about Society Monthly Meetings Resume and Observatory Open Nights. ]

Weather permitting; Autumn 2022 should be a busy period with plenty on offer to observe and some excellent  locations to observe from. We start at Hook's House Campsite...   

  [Read more about Star Party/Society Schedule - September ]

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights 
  • September Meteors
  • Autumn Equinox
  • September Night Sky
  • September 2022 Sky Charts

  [Read more about Sky Notes - September 2022]

Whitby Regatta; so often coincides with a mixed, unsettled  weather, but with near heat wave conditions forecast this year confidence in hosting a full programme of Regatta events was high. So did matters work out that way ... well not quite. [Read more about August Events - Regatta - A retrospective view. ]

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