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Forthcoming Meetings

Thursday 12.05.16 at 7:30pm
John Timmins FRAS -- How to improve your telescope

Thursday 26.05.16 at 7:30pm
Dr Susan Cartwright (Sheffield Uni.) -- One Hundred Years of Relativity

Thursday 9.06.16 at 7:30pm
Brian Joynes -- Building the Observatory and what we show school visitors to Austerfield

Thursday 23.06.16 at 7:30pm
Mike Frost -- Jeremiah Horrocks - a very curious astronomer

Thursday 14.07.16 at 7:30pm
Tony Morris -- Astrophotography

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Welcome to Doncaster Astronomical Society

Providing astronomy for the casual observer, serious enthusiast and a means of accessing the night sky using the best facilities in Yorkshire. Local schools are especially welcome to use our facilities and experience.

We are available for group visit to the Observatory and can also take astronomy to your groups with telescopes and illustrated talks.

View the night sky in mixed and pleasant company in a secure environment.
Go to the Observatory item above for directions to the observatory in Austerfield.

But before you set out, take a look at the Monthly Night Sky to see what's about, and the Local Weather too. We're open on clear Friday nights for members, welcome the public too, but have to make a charge of £2/person, accompanied children are free.

Being a Society member, brings many other benefits, including observing on other clear nights, and being able to borrow telescopes. At our meetings at St. George’s House, we make a charge of £2.50 for members and £3.50 for visitors to help balance costs.

Light refreshments are available.
There is free parking beside the Minster.

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Doncaster Astronomical Society
registered charity No. 1091486