Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society
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Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society (SARAS) is a Registered Charity in England and Wales, based in North Yorkshire.
One of the aims of the society is to promote the study of Astronomy within Scarborough and the surrounding area. We do this by working with local schools, Scouts and Guide groups to help with their curriculum and astronomy badges; and by hosting public events around the area.
We hold regular public observing sessions at the Low Dalby Astronomy Centre in Dalby Forest, which takes advantage of the dark skies inside the North York Moors National Park. We also arrange for guest speakers at our monthly meetings in East Ayton to talk to our members and visitors on a wide range of astronomical topics.
On Tuesday 8th January 2013 it was announced that the site of the SARAS observatories in Dalby Forest had been granted Dark Sky Status by UK Dark Sky Discovery.