West Yorkshire Astronomical Society was founded in 1973 by a group of 20 people interested in astronomy and space.
The Carleton Community Centre offered the group a site in the Centre's grounds and granted them permission to build an observatory there. Building started in June 1977 and with member’s hard work over six years it was completed and opened by Sir Patrick Moore on the 25 September 1983.
An extension specifically built for disabled access housing a computer room, kitchen, toilet and an equipment store was also added making up our current building.
The society aims to promote the science of astronomy to its members and the public. They are keen to promote astronomy to all ages and particularly people with special needs and disabilities.
The Rosse Observatory is open for visits on Tuesday evenings between 7:30pm and 10:00pm.
For further information visit www.wyas.org.uk