East Riddlesden Hall

Bradford, Keighley and Leeds Astronomical Societies,

The RSPB and the National Trust

Are Hosting an Astrofestival at East Riddlesden Hall (near Keighley)

On Sunday 18th October 2015.


The Astrofestival launches at 12.30pm


Weather permitting, there will be Solar Observing during the afternoon, followed by an evening Sky Observing session.


East Riddlesden Hall is a 17th Century National Trust Manor House with picturesque gardens (see website link below).  The event will take place in a converted and modernised tithe barn with underfloor heating.


Admission £3


Speakers are:-

Rod Hine – “First Steps in Astronomy”

Dr Mike Evans – “Aperture Fever”

Andy Lound – “Saturn – Lord of the Rings”


Trade Support from Green Witch


Activities Include

Solar Observing

Night-time Observing

Junior Foot Pump Rocket Competition

Children’s activities

Face Painting

Hot and cold refreshments – including licensed bar



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Settle Star Party

Saturday 10th October 2015

In addition to observing with telescopes with the help of regional astronomical societies, the festival will include Manchester Metropolitan University’s excellent Star Lab planetarium, a Hubble image gallery, and a hands-on workshop building scale models of well-known spacecraft.

Late Summer BBQ

Sunday 1st October starting at 4:30pm

Adults £6

Children £2

Solar Observing if clear

We will be observing at night if clear

The Old Glen House

BBC Stargazing Live Event

Bradford Astronomical Society in partnership with Keighley Astronomical Society are organising a BBC Stargazing Live event on Saturday 23rd January at the Old Glen House Pub, Prod Lane, Baildon, BD17 5BN. The event starts at 17:30
There will be a talk entitled ‘Introduction to Astronomy’, a static telescope display  and we will be observing the night sky (weather permitting).
The event is free and open to the general public. Drinks and food can be purchased in the pub.