York County Astronomical Society Astronomy Day Program

Astronomy Day is Free and Open to All

The York County Astronomical Society will offer a day long slate of activities for children and adults and a night of Public Observing at John C. Rudy County Park for Astronomy Day on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Daytime activities will take place from 1:00-5:00PM; nighttime observing will take place from 8:00-10:00PM.

Day-long activities for attendees include, but are not limited to:

Radio Astronomy – listen to the mysterious sounds of the Universe using a small radio telescope.

Solar Observing – safely observe the Sun through various types of telescopes.

Free-Telescope Clinic – do you have a telescope at home that you received as a gift but don’t know how to use it? This is a perfect opportunity for you to dig it out of the closet or garage and bring it along to the park. Let one of our experienced astronomers teach you how to use your scope. Telescope Clinic will run from 3:00-5:00PM.

Children’s activities include: a bounce house, Paint Your Own Nebula station and rocket launches (1x/hour).


There will be a used book sale and food and drinks will be available for purchase with all proceeds from the sales benefiting YCAS.

StarWatch Night Observing

StarWatch- Observing the night sky is from 8:00 - 10:00 PM. See the planet Jupiter and Jupiter's Moons. See the craters on the Moon. Look at deep space galaxies.

For all observing activities at John Rudy Park, if the weather is questionable, please check our voice message at 717 759 YCAS (9227) for notice of any late cancellation or for an updated status, check this website.

*Formed in 1989, the non-profit York County Astronomical Society aims to promote interest, public education, and advancement of the science of astronomy. In addition to planetarium shows, the society presents regular public sky watches and astronomy classes.

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