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  Reeth Informal

 Astronomy Group

covering the Northern Yorkshire Dales

Reeth Informal Astronomy Group are a small and friendly group which started following a local Skill-share meeting in April 2013.

Our members  are mostly based in the Northern Yorkshire Dales, in particular Arkengarthdale, Swaledale & Wensleydale, but we welcome people from further afield if they wish to join us.

The group covers every level from absolute beginners with no equipment whatsoever to those with a modest amount of experience of using small to medium sized telescopes. Our common aim is to learn together, and everyone is welcome.


We have a regular  meeting on the second Monday of the month at Unit 14, the Dales Centre, Reeth, DL11 6SP to discuss current astronomy news, exchange ideas and expertise and to observe the night sky when it’s clear.

We would like to thank Mike and Meg Evershed for hosting our meetings at Unit 14

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On Monday 12th August 2019 we will be holding an open meeting in the meeting room and garden behind Reeth Evangelical  Congregational Church when we will be celebrating the annual Perseid meteor shower and, weather permitting, observing the planets Jupiter and Saturn.

There will be some short talks starting at 8.00 pm

Observing with telescopes at 9.00 pm

Meteor count 10.00 pm to 11.00 pm

The meeting is free but we will be collecting donations towards the local flood relief appeal.

If you are joining the meteor count wear warm clothes and bring a blanket or sun-lounger so you can lie back in comfort. All welcome.