The York County Astronomical Society is sponsoring a bus trip to the National Air & Space Museum.  We invite the public to join us for our first-ever bus trip!

Saturday, March 17,
Departure from Queensgate Shopping Center 7:00AM via Bailey Coach; return by 8:00PM

Visiting both branches of the museum 10:00-1:00PM (DC Museum); 2:00-5:30PM (Dulles Branch).

Cost per person: $45. Check payable to: YCAS and mailed to: YCAS, c/o Phil Geise, Treasurer, 400 Mundis Race Road, York, PA 17406. Please include name, address, phone number and email address (if applicable) with the payment.

We will not be stopping on the way down for breakfast, feel free to pack snacks, lunch on your own and stopping for a quick grab and go dinner on the way home.

Contact Crystal Bolton, email at: YCAS Secretary or call (717) 870-4858 for more information or questions.


Planetarium Shows

March 10: The York County Astronomical Society,* celebrating 12 years offering planetarium programs to the public, is now offering Saturday afternoon programs for young children and families and Saturday evening for older family members at the York Learning Center Planetarium. This month we are featuring a children’s program, One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure, and Defying Gravity: It is Rocket Science. For older family members, there is a new program at the planetarium, Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter and Distant Worlds: Alien Life? See: Planetarium.

Explore the Universe by Playing the Best Space Games

YCAS is not only a York county astronomical society, but also the favorite place for those who are feeling like citizens of the space and universe, and we assure you we will become your next favorite spot. Join our space quest and explore the universe while playing the most incredible video games. We cover gamers with all tastes: some with more action, others more contemplative, or some want to enjoy spinning the casino wheel. Before we get into the best video games, we want to compliment the creativity and uniqueness of themed online casino games, in this case, space-themed slots. There are easy to play, fun, with very lucrative real money rewards. It’s the perfect combo for you, and above all, you can use many of the casino bonuses offered by these legal casino sites and play for free. Those progressive jackpots will sure you knock you out, while you are enjoying this casino extraterrestrial experience. As you can see, there are plenty of options to choose from. In any case. Anyway, here are some more titles that are worth trying:

  • The Solus Project
  • Star Conflict
  • Universe Sandbox 2
  • Civilization
  • The Solus Project

Share your experience with us, and tell us which game you liked the most. Also, we want to thank you for becoming part of the York astronomical society, and we warmly welcome you.

Free Public Observing Night

The York County Astronomical Society* (YCAS) will be offering a Public Starwatch at their Observatory at John C. Rudy County Park, 400 Mundis Race Road, York, on Saturday, February 10th, 7:00PM-9:00PM. See: Public Observing.

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)

The York County Astronomical Society, Located in York, Pennsylvania

The York County Astronomical Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the science of astronomy.