TESS is NASA's Newest Exoplanet Survey Space Telescope

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is NASA’s newest space-based telescope designed to discover new extrasolar planets. Following in the footsteps of the Kepler mission, TESS is discovering exoplanets orbiting the closest stars to our solar system. TESS launched in April of 2018 and is currently about halfway through its two-year prime mission. In this presentation, Dr. Scott Fleming from the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD will share the latest news from the spacecraft, including a description of how the telescope operates, and some of the latest scientific discoveries to come from the mission. ...

York Learning Center Planetarium Shows

The York County Astronomical Society, celebrating 13 years offering planetarium programs to the public, is now offering Saturday afternoon programs for young children and families and Saturday evening for older family members at the York Learning Center Planetarium. This month, we are featuring a children’s program, One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure and From Earth to the Universe. Show date is Saturday, April 6, 2019 at: 2:00PM - One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure 2:40PM - StarWatch 3:20PM - Flight Adventures ...

Public StarWatch

The York County Astronomical Society (YCAS) will host a Public Starwatch event for Astronomy Day at their Observatory at John C. Rudy County Park, 400 Mundis Race Road, York, on Saturday, April 13th 2019, beginning at 1:00PM to 4:00PM, then returning 8:00PM to 10:00PM to view the night sky through our telescopes. The afternoon will begin with a screened astronomical presentation on current events, solar observing, how to use a telescope, the lives of Black Holes and in the evening April night sky. ...

Public Radio Astronomy

Radio Astronomy, Solar Observing and Weather, and Telescope Clinic at Astronomical Society The York County Astronomical Society (YCAS) will be offering a public event at their Observatory at John C. Rudy County Park, 400 Mundis Race Road, York, on Saturday, May 18th, 2019, Solar and Radio Astronomy from 11:00AM - 3:00PM, and Telescope Clinic from 1:00PM - 2:00PM. Society member Kerry Smith will be presenting the radio astronomy portion of the event as well as giving attendees a peek into the future of the Society’s radio astronomy endeavors. ...