Astronomical Society Public Event
The York County Astronomical Society (YCAS) will hold a public event at their observatory at John C. Rudy County Park, 400 Mundis Race Road, York, on June 19. Learn about solar and radio astronomy from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and enjoy a telescope clinic from 1-2 p.m. The society will also offer information on how to buy an astronomical telescope in a presentation at 1 p.m.
Society member Kerry Smith, will present the radio astronomy portion of the event and give attendees a peek into the future of the society’s radio astronomy endeavors. Radio astronomy is the study of unseen radiated energy in the electromagnetic spectrum below visible light. By using radio astronomy, we are able to study astronomical phenomena that are otherwise invisible.
Attendees will also be able to view the sun through the society’s solar telescope, as well as view it remotely on a video screen. Society member Mike Wenz will present this portion of the day’s events.
You can also bring your telescope to the observatory and get help using it from society experts.
In clear weather, all activities will occur as scheduled. If it is completely cloudy or raining, the indoor activity of a screen astronomical presentation will be held. In the event of extreme weather, call 717-759-9227, or for notice of cancellation, visit our Facebook page at York County Astronomical Society (YCAS).