In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights 
  • Meteors: Quadrantids
  • January 2021 Sky Charts
  • Winter solstice.

The final planetary highlight of 2020 (and arguably the best) occurred in December, a rare close conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. Fortunately the weather was not uniformly ill-spirited for one of the evenings, with Sunday 20th turning out to the best of the 'conjunction days' and so ...

 

 

 

 

Tentative plans are been drawn up for the societies participation in star party events being held in the new year. Whether they will be possible remains to be seen, dependent on the nature and severity of any Covid restrictions in operation.  [Read more about Possible Star Party Events by Late Winter 2021?]

A reminder that Paul Money's excellent Night Scenes almanac is available for 2021, but on PDF or Kindle e book format only. Details are as follows..

 

Just a reminder that society subs for the coming year will be void. 

 

It's been a very different last 9 months, challenging, frustrating, sometimes uplifting. Here then is a brief summary of 2020 from the societies prospective, including highlights of events in the sky.   [Read more about 2020 -A Year to Remember?]

You may have seen in the media some very welcome news regarding the approval of International Dark Sky Reserve status for the two National Parks located in Yorkshire. The status will provide a huge boost to astro-tourism in the area and hopefully prove beneficial for local Astronomical Societies. 

  [Read more about International Dark Sky Reserve Status Approved]

Events

Cancelled - Society meeting for December at Caedmon College Normanby Site (you may know it as Whitby College or Whitby School), Room H1. 

 

Date:
1 December, 2020 -
19:30 to 21:15
Address:
Room H1, Caedmon College, Normanby Site (Whitby School)
Prospect Hill
YO21 1LA Whitby
United Kingdom
GB