Monthly society meetings have now recommenced again, the next ones being on Tuesday November 1st, with next month's on Tuesday December 6th. The venue will be - 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. 

Sunday evening open nights at the Bruce Observatory have also recommenced and up to now have a 100% success record. Views of Saturn and Jupiter have been quite spectacular and with Mars soon at opposition, weather permitting there should be some excellent observing opportunities in the next month or so. Scheduled dates in November are 6th,13th, 20th and 27th 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!