Brian Joynes Observatory

BRIAN JOYNES

This is the website of Brian Joynes (1935-2017). A long-time and active member of first, the West Yorkshire Astronomical Society where he built the 16″ telescope, and latterly, Doncaster Astronomical Society where he was one of the leading figures in the Society’s re-emergence in 1999 and the establishment of the Society Observatory in Austerfield, South Yorkshire.

Doncaster Astronomical Society (DAS) in partnership with the Austerfield Field Study Centre, has in the grounds of the study centre, their own observatory consisting of two domes, crammed with leading edge optical instruments.

Members of the society participate in visual and photographic astronomy and cater for members of all ages and abilities and take an active role in the education of school children, scouts and other groups with regards to astronomy and science.

The Study Centre is located in the village of Austerfield, on the A614 between Finningley and Bawtry, and if coming from the north, Finningley, it is on the right, 150 metres after the 30MPH speed sign in the village. Here is agoogle map.

Email the Austerfield Study Centre or call them (01302 710415) to book a visit to the observatory.

The following dates are prohibited for members who wish to use the observatories, due to school-children camping onsite:
30th May – 1st June
7th – 8th June
22nd -23rd June
24th-25th June
28th – 29th June
5th – 6th July
6th – 7th July
8th – 9th July
12th – 13th July
14th – 15th July
15th – 16th July

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