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Sunday, April 24

April CAS meeting.

The week is our Annual General Meeting. Not as formal as it sounds, just part of our routine monthly meeting given over to some of the 'society business'. We'll also be catching up on the latest space and astronomy news and looking ahead to the transit of Mercury on 9th May.

Hope to see you there.

Sunday, February 21

February 2016 meeting

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 23rd February. This time Jeremy will be looking at choosing cameras for various types of astrophotography.

We'll as be catching up on the latest astronomy news including, of course, the recent historic discovery of gravitational waves.

Hope to see you there,

Monday, January 4

Dark Sky Events at Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre

Once again our friends at Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre in Ennerdale are holding some Dark Sky Events this year. The two events are being held on Saturday 9th January and Saturday 6th February. More details on the LGFC website here.

This year the main activities will be between 4pm and 7.30pm on each day, with extended night sky observing if skies are clear.

As usual CAS members are welcome to come along and take part in the activities as well as supporting the event by helping to show the night sky to members of the public through our telescopes. If you are able to help please let me know beforehand so that let the organisers know how many people to expect.

Saturday, December 5

CAS Christmas Drinks

As usual we will not have a formal meeting in December. We will meet for some informal drinks on Wednesday 16th December at 8pm in The Swan on Kirkgate in Cockermouth.

I hope to see you there.

Saturday, November 21

November 2015 CAS meeting

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 24th November. This month Robin Leadbeater will be giving us a talk;

"An Introduction to Variable Stars"

How and why many stars vary in brightness, and the vital role of the amateur observer in studying them

Friday, October 16

CAS October 2015 Meeting

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 27th October and we have a visiting speaker Dr Ian Bradley from the Lancaster University department of Physics, who will be speaking on the subject "Every picture tells a (scientific) story"

The meeting starts at 7.30pm