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, July 25th, 2020, Solar and Radio Astronomy from 11:00AM - 3:00PM, and Telescope Clinic from 1:30PM - 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. 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.

Attendees will also be able to view the Sun through the Society’s solar telescope, as well as view it remotely on a TV screen that will be hooked up to a telescope. Society members will be presenting this portion of the day’s events.

Are you planning to buy an astronomical telescope for you or your family? There are many pitfalls in buying a new telescope and much to consider before you spend your money. To help get you started properly, the York County Astronomical Society is offering How to Buy an Astronomical Telescope to provide information and advice regarding how to buy your first optical astronomical telescope. This presentation will being at 1:00PM sharp.

If it is clear, all activities will occur as scheduled. If it is completely cloudy or raining, the indoor activity of a screen astronomical presentation will ocurr as scheduled. In the event of extreme weather, please call 717-759-YCAS (9227). For notice of cancellation, visit our Facebook page



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.