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Welcome to the Cockermouth Astronomical Society website. Hopefully you'll find all the information you need about our society and astronomy in West Cumbria here. If not contact us.

Monday, November 24

November meeting

At this month's meeting we'll be having a demonstration of image processing using planetary images. If you want to follow along 'live' them you can bring along a Windows laptop on Tuesday night.

Thursday, November 13

November CAS Meeting

This month our meeting will focus on astroimaging. After the usual update on astronomy news, Dennis will show us how to do some basic image processing. This promises to be a hands on session, those that want to are encouraged to bring along a laptop and Dennis will have some example images we can all work with.

The meeting is on Tuesday 25th November at 7.30pm in St Joseph's Church Hall, Cockermouth.

 

Thursday, October 23

CAS October Meeting

The next meeting of the Cockermouth Astronomy Society will be on Tuesday 28th October 2014 at 7.30pm in the St Joseph's Church Hall.

The title of our main talk will be "Astronomy From Copernicus to Newton" given by a guest speaker David Ramshaw.

There will be the usual update on spaceflight and astronomy news from the past month (almost certainly some Rosetta images) and there is always the opportunity for anyone to come along and share their observing experiences or photographs.


Saturday, October 4

Telescope for sale

The society has been contacted by someone who wishes to sell a telescope. The scope is a Sky-watcher SkyHawk 1145P SynScan AZ Goto telescope. It's a newtonian reflector with a 4.5 inch aperture, mounted on an alt-azimuth mount with motor drive and computerised 'goto' controller.

I'm told the telescope has not been used and is still in it's original packaging, although I haven't seen the 'scope myself. The seller is asking £190.

If anyone is interested in buying it please email me and I'll put you in touch with the seller.

Saturday, September 27

September meeting reminder

Don't forget that Tuesday, 30th September, is our next meeting. It's our annual 'equipment night' so we are looking for a bit of audience participation with people bringing along telescopes and other astronomical equipment.


You don't have to have equipment to get something out of the evening, it's an ideal opportunity for you to seek advice on buying equipment, or getting the best out of what you have. If you have equipment you'd be willing to bring, great. If not then come along anyway.

We will of course have our usual round up of news, and we'll be looking to plan some winter observing sessions.

Saturday, September 20

September 2014 meeting: "Equipment Night"

After our summer break the next CAS meeting will be on Tuesday 30th September. This month will be our annual "Equipment Night", a chance for people to bring along their telescopes and other equipment to demonstrate to others. 

It is also the ideal opportunity to seek advice if you are considering buying new equipment, or trying to get the best out of what you've got. There's always someone willing to help out.