Public Radio Astronomy

Radio Astronomy, Solar Observing and Weather, James Webb Space Telescope images, 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, July 16th, 2022, Solar and Radio Astronomy from 11:00AM - 3:00PM, and Telescope Clinic from 1:00PM - 2:00PM. Additionally there will be presentations, at 11:30am and 2:00pm, on the James Webb Space Telescope first light images released on July 12th.

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. Radio astronomy is the study of the unseen radiated energy in the electromagenetic spectrum below visible light. By using radio astronomy, we are able to study astronomical phenomena that are otherwise invisible.

The James Webb Space Telescope is a million miles from Earth orbiting the Sun and observing the outer planets of our Solar System as well as measuring the content extra-solar planet atmospheres, star formation occurring deep in stellar dust clouds, and the earliest galaxy formations.

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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.