Hull and East Riding Astronomical Society


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InfoAn astronomical society has flourished in Hull since the 1920s when it formed part of the Hull Literary and Philosophical Society. The advent of the Second World War brought about its demise. It was reborn in 1953 as the Hull and East Riding Astronomical Society and utilised a small observatory in Kingston High School under the patronage of the founder Dr Cameron-Walker.

Late in the sixties the Observatory was subjected to repeated attacks of vandalism and closed. The Society was moved through a range of venues and through the 70s and 80s suffered from a decline in membership. In the 1990s the Society found a home in Wyke College, on Grammar School Road.

The Society now meets on the second Monday of each month at the University of Hull, on Cottingham Road, from September to May inclusive and generally attracts 2 dozen members at most meetings. HERAS provides a venue for a series of lectures on Astronomy and related subjects to suit all abilities and interests, plus practical sessions.

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