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December YCAS Events

Planetarium Shows 

Elmo and Big Bird star in this New Planetarium Show at York Learning Center. On December 12th see this Full Dome show and other shows that envelops the audience 180 degrees when projected on our planetarium dome. See: Planetarium

How to Buy a New Telescope Clinic at Astronomical Society

The York County Astronomical Society (YCAS) will be offering a FREE presentation on “How to Buy an Astronomical Telescope” at York Learning Center Planetarium on Saturday, December 12th 2015, 6 PM-7 PM. Are you planning to buy for your family or yourself an astronomical telescope for the upcoming holidays? There are many pitfalls in buying a new telescope and much to consider before you spend your money. To help get you started properly, the York County Astronomical Society is offering a How to Buy an Astronomical Telescope to provide information and advice regarding how to buy your first optical astronomical telescope. This presentation will begin at 6 PM sharp

Free Public Observing Night

On December 12th join YCAS astronomers for Public Night Observing with our experienced members as they guide you on a tour of celestial wonders, including stars, planets, nebulae, and the moon. See: Public Observing

Observing The Moon

Mike and 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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