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Free Radio Astronomy & Solar Observing

The York County Astronomical Society* (YCAS) will be offering a FREE Public Radio Astronomy and Solar Observing event at their Observatory at John C. Rudy County Park on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, 11:00AM-3:00PM. See: Radio Astronomy & Solar Observing

Planetarium Shows

Show date is Saturday, September 23, 2017 at: 2:00pm One World, One Sky 2:40pm StarWatch 3:20pm Defying Gravity: It Is Rocket Science! 7:00pm Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter 7:40pm StarWatch 8:20pm Distant Worlds: Alien Life? See: Planetarium Shows


Observing The Moon

Below is an image of the lunar crater Schiller taken by YCAS member Mike Wenz. It was taken at the YCAS observatory at John Rudy Park in York, PA using the York County's LX-200 telescope and his  DMK21AF04 CCD camera. The images were stacked using around 1000 exposures out of 1500 exposures and processed using Registax. See: Lunar images


YCAS Member Discovers Asteroids

YCAS member John Sachs discovered two new unknown asteroids. For more information of discovery and animations see: Discovery


Imaging The Moon

Below images by Michelle Wenz showing sunrise on the Lunar surface. Animation was made from Michelle's images. See More here: Lunar Sunrise

York County, Adams County, Pennsylvania Astronomy The Scout Merit Badge Program

I stood and stared; the sky was lit,
The sky was stars all over it,
I stood, I knew not why,
Without a wish, without a will,
I stood upon that silent hill
And stared into the sky until
My eyes were blind with stars and still
I stared into the sky. --Ralph Hodgson (1913)

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