Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society

by Andy Exton
(Scarborough, UK)

Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society

Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society

Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society was established in 1976, originally under the name Scarborough & District Astronomical Society.

The society runs a number of public stargazing events through autumn and winter months as well as a number of talks by guest speakers and other events for the members of the society throughout the year.

The society has 2 observatories in Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire that are used by society members and is also the site of public observing sessions - a site that was awarded UK Dark Sky Discovery Status in Jan 2013. In 2003, Sir Patrick Moore opened the original observatories at this site.

The society also host / organise the annual Starfest star camp each August that is attended by astronomers from across the UK.

For more information on the society including membership details, events and contact details, please visit the website at

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