Scarbrough & Ryedale AS - Annual Starfest 2012

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Scarbrough & Ryedale AS - Annual Starfest 2012

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12th Annual Summer Star Festival "Starfest"

Friday August 17th to Monday August 20th 2012

(Three nights observing)

Adderstone Field, Dalby Forest

Join us for three nights observing in an elevated dark site within the stunning Dalby Forest on the foothills of the North York Moors. Our site is within easy reach of Pickering, with its steam railway, and the seaside resorts of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey. There are many beautiful walks in the area, both within the forest itself and further afield. This area is well known for its many and varied attractions.

There is a large and well-drained field for camping, (tents and caravans) with portable toilets and fresh water taps.

The Starfest booking fee this year will be £22 per adult, (16+); 11-15 year olds £11; 5-10 yr olds £6, with under fives free.

As last year we can accommodate early arrivals on the Thursday (after 5 pm) in order to help those who have a long way to come, at an additional cost of £6 per car.

The fee as usual includes a forest pass to enable you to take advantage of the forest facilities. Please book ahead so that you can receive your pass otherwise you may be asked to pay the toll as you enter the forest.

Because the hog roast for the past two years has been so popular (despite the rain!) we are organising another one this year. The cost will be £6 per person (payable at the time of booking) for a hogroast sandwich with apple sauce and stuffing, salad and a glass of wine or juice. Provision will be made for vegetarians if indicated on the booking form.

Again we will hold one of our team 'Astromind' competitions in the communal marquee and speakers will be organised for various times during the event.

More information and a booking form is available from our website: ... arfest.htm

Mell Jeffery
Treasurer, S&RAS.
Mell Jeffery, FRAS.
Occultation Section Director
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