Our visit to Westerdale on Friday October 1st was not in vain this year, with clear skies allowing for some fine views. It was not all plain sailing however... [Read more about Westerdale Event - 2021]

Having been awarded status of International Dark Sky Reserve, it was hoped we would benefit from being under some North Yorkshire 'dark skies' for this event at the Moors Centre. Well, technically we did, skies were indeed dark, chiefly because of the cloud, but that said ...  [Read more about Danby Moors Centre – Dark Sky Event Oct 2021]

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. ]

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]

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]

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]

September can be one of the best months for observing at star party events, but this will depend on weather conditions, hopefully somewhat better than August.  

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

August is usually our busiest month for star party events and as we had quite a few scheduled expectations were high. So, were there successes or did August's notoriously unpredictable weather scupper proceedings... [Read more about August Events - A retrospective look back. ]

August is hopefully going to be a busy month for Star Parties - weather permitting.  

  [Read more about Star Party Schedule - August ]

A 'Proper' Star Party

Last month's Star Party event on the 19th, may technically have been successful, but with no customers, it was really just an excercise in setting up and meeting once again. The same cannot be said for the star party on July 17th, which was a definate return to normality... [Read more about A 'Proper' Star Party]