Monthly society meetings have now recommenced again, the next one being on Tuesday December 6th. The venue is Caedmon College - Normanby Campus (formerly Whitby College) room H1 from 19:30hrs. 

If you are new to the area and would like to join the society, or have become interested in the night sky and want to take 'one small step', please do come along, you will be very welcome. 

Meetings normally follow the format of a review of the night sky that month, plus upcoming celestial events, coupled with a talk or presentation on some particular aspect or other associated with the night sky. Meetings end by 21:15hrs. The December meeting will concentrate on the impending opposition of Mars. The January meeting will be on Tuesday 10th. 

Sunday evening open nights at the Bruce Observatory have also recommenced. Views of Saturn and Jupiter have been quite spectacular and with Mars soon at opposition, weather permitting there should be some excellent observing opportunities this month. Scheduled dates in December 4th, 11th, 18th and 29th, all from 19:15hrs. Open nights are on paper, every Sunday (barring one or two exceptions) until well into April. They are weather dependant, so if you are intending coming along, please contact Mark on the day. The Bruce observatory is also located at the Normanby Campus, at the bottom of the drive (the conical domed building). 

Please note: the College drive gate now operates via an electric keycode number. In other words, on Sunday's unless you are there for 19:15hrs, or contact Mark with a pre-arranged arrival time, you may have to flash lights and beep car horn (if in vehicle), or shout very loudly from top of drive to attract our attention as the gates will be closed! The code is known only to very few and guarded by Kraken and Hill Trolls!