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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 usually on the second Thursday of the month to discuss current astronomy news, exchange ideas and expertise and to observe the night sky when it’s clear.

Members also hold impromptu observing and astrophotography sessions at other times when the opportunity arises.


We are now taking a summer break - no meetings in June or July. But do still get out and enjoy the night sky if you can - it may not be fully dark, but it can be a good time to spot the constellations (with fewer pesky minor stars to confuse things), and some of the brighter objects are still visible if you stay up late enough!

Our first meeting of the new season will be at Fremington Sunday School on Thursday 11th August.