In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights 
  • October Meteors
  • October 2021 Sky Charts

Our return to Hook's House; delayed for a year, not due to Covid, but by bad weather, was delayed by a further week as cloudy skies on Sept 4th prevented any chance of observing. The following Saturday however, was a different kettle of fish altogether... [Read more about Hook’s House Farm Event - 2021]

Livestock and Shapes

Amongst the large and sometimes less distinctive stellar patterns about to hold centre stage in the autumn night sky, two smaller, but important groups, reside in a patch of sky encircled by both autumn and early winter constellations. One is a farm animal the other a shape: Aries and Triangulum. [Read more about Livestock and Shapes]

Our visit to the metropolis of Westerdale is a little later this year and at somewhat short notice. The date is today - Friday 1st October, so we had better get our skates on! [Read more about Westerdale Event - 2021]

Making good use of Dark Sky Reserve status awarded in December 2020, the North York Moors National Parks will be a hosting a number of Dark Sky events over the half term period. The Danby Moors Centre will  hosting their event on Oct 23rd from 19:00hrs.  [Read more about Dark Sky Event: Danby Moors Centre]

After what seems like an eternity, monthly meetings of the WDAS will resume at the college on Tuesday October 5th. Venue and time will be the same as usual.  [Read more about Society Monthly Meetings Resume and Observatory Open Nights. ]


One of the observing highlights on the WDAS calendar.

Hook’s House is an excellent dark site location situated on the B1447 overlooking Robin Hood’s Bay. If the weather is fine the campsite should be full and as long as skies are clear, or clear enough, we should have a cracking evening.

4 September, 2021 - 20:30
Hooks House Farm
Whitby Road
YO22 4PE Robin Hood's Bay
United Kingdom

Rescheduled from last week we will be at Hooh House Farm Campsite - Robin Hoods Bay - weather permitting.  Lunar and Planetary Observations.

11 September, 2021 - 20:00
Hooks House Campsite
B1447 - Whitby Rd
near YO22 4PE Whitby
United Kingdom

Star Party - Lunar and planetary viewing with tour of night sky. 

18 September, 2021 - 20:00 to 22:00
Whitby - West Cliff
Captain Cook's Statue Cook headland
United Kingdom