In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Jupiter & Saturn, Mars, Neptune & Uranus, Venus (with Beehive).
  • September 2020 Sky Charts

No.

Cancelled earlier in the year, a casualty to the Covid 19 pandemic, this year’s Whitby Regatta (had it gone ahead) would still have been a huge disappointment weather-wise with cloudy, misty and damp conditions prevailing across the weekend.  I very much doubt whether we would have even ventured onto the West Cliff at all, such were the leaden skies.  Some things never change[...] [Read more about Regatta 2020 – Did we miss out?]

Coming Society Events

Hook's House Event - 22nd August 2020

Planned as our first real outdoor ...outreach event, it was hoped conditions would play ball for our annual pilgrimage over to Hook’s house[...]

Westerdale Event

As of ‘going to keyboard’, we haven’t yet officially had a date confirmed for the annual Westerdale star party event, but it certainly will not be in September[...]

Monthly Meetings Recommence??

WDAS monthly meetings may also possibly re- start in October, but to be honest we won’t know whether it will be feasible until after the college goes back and settled down[...] [Read more about Coming Society Events]

Andy Lawrence

We will soon sadly be losing one of the stalwarts of the society shortly: Andy Lawrence.  I say sadly, but for Andy and his wife, Anne, it is the start of a whole new exciting chapter in their lives as they move up to Scotland by October[...] [Read more about Andy Lawrence]

Thanks to Members for some stunning pictures of The Moon, Jupiter, and the house across the street[...] [Read more about Member Images in September 2020]

Events

 Decisions, decisions, so, do we host a few star parties this coming month.

There are no major events in the town, Regatta and Folk Week have all been cancelled, but i think with suitable care and distancing measures taken, we (that is Mark with anyone one who would like to assist) could manage some events.

Date:
1 August, 2020 - 21:00
Address:
Behind Archery Green (near to Skate Park)
West Cliff
near YO21 3HT Whitby
United Kingdom
GB

 Decisions, decisions, so, do we host a few star parties this coming month.

There are no major events in the town, Regatta and Folk Week have all been cancelled, but i think with suitable care and distancing measures taken, we (that is Mark with anyone one who would like to assist) could manage some events.

Date:
8 August, 2020 - 21:00
Address:
Behind Archery Green (near to Skate Park)
West Cliff
near YO21 3HT Whitby
United Kingdom
GB

 Decisions, decisions, so, do we host a few star parties this coming month.

There are no major events in the town, Regatta and Folk Week have all been cancelled, but i think with suitable care and distancing measures taken, we (that is Mark with anyone one who would like to assist) could manage some events.

Date:
15 August, 2020 -
21:00 to 22:30
Address:
Behind Archery Green (near to Skate Park)
West Cliff
near YO21 3HT Whitby
United Kingdom
GB

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.

Date:
22 August, 2020 -
21:00 to 22:30
Address:
Hooks House Farm
Whitby Road
YO22 4PE Robin Hood's Bay
United Kingdom
GB

 Decisions, decisions, so, do we host a few star parties this coming month.

There are no major events in the town, Regatta and Folk Week have all been cancelled, but i think with suitable care and distancing measures taken, we (that is Mark with anyone one who would like to assist) could manage some events.

Date:
29 August, 2020 - 21:00
Address:
Behind Archery Green (near to Skate Park)
West Cliff
near YO21 3HT Whitby
United Kingdom
GB