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Hull and East Riding

Astronomical Society

Next Meeting - Monday 10th September 2018

A lecture by by Rod Hine, MA (Cantab) MIEE MBCS. The title is “George Ellery Hale and the Golden Age of USA Astronomy”

It will be held at 7.30 pm at our usual venue, the Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull  HU5 4ED.

The British Science Festival, in Hull - Sept 2018

A notice from Professor Brad Gibson of Hull University:

The British Science Festival is the biggest thing in the region this year … the programme is absolutely jam-packed .. check out the 100+ free events at:


Do please please come along to my talk “How the Universe Will End” .. tickets are free and details are at:


There are a lot of other astro talks from some big name folks throughout the week … I’ll also be doing the Sept 11th evening talk which is a celebration of failure and unethical behaviour in science … tickets are at:


Also, on Sept 1st, I’ll be doing a panel discussion with the new reverend at Hull Minster and a philosopher about the implications for the discovery of life in the universe … so come to that too!  

Freedom festival what’s on - is there someone out there

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Recent Events

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Trip to the National Space Centre in Leicester

Our sister society, Brough Astronomy, organised a coach trip to the National Space Centre on Wednesday 8th August. The cost was £26, including admission and the coach journey.


Rosse Observatory “SUN day” event - June 24th

There were talks about our Star, telescopes with solar filters observing the Sun in real time, and buying and making solar telescopes to take away to observe the sun yourself safely after the event, making rockets and finding out how our Star rules the Solar System, and other activities for both children and adults.

The 'SUN'day’ event took place at the Rosse Observatory, Carleton Rd, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ, 24th June 2018 between 11am and 4pm.