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Friday, February 24

February CAS meeting

This month's meeting is on Tuesday 28th February 2017 in the usual St Joseph's Church Hall in Cockermouth at 7.30pm.


The order of events is:


- News Update on Spaceflight & Astronomy (Chris Darwin)

- What To See in the March Night Sky (Jeremy Hunt)

- Coffee/Tea

- The Wonders of Orion (Dennis Kelly)


Look forward to seeing you all there!

Thursday, January 26

Important: No meeting in January

Unfortunately due to other commitments from several of the Committee we do not have anyone available to run the CAS meeting next week. We have therefore decided to cancel the meeting planned for 31st January.

Normal service will be resumed in February with our meeting on Tuesday 28th. Hope to see you then.

Chris.

Saturday, December 10

Christmas Drinks

Our traditional gathering in a local pub for pre Christmas Drinks and a chat will take place in the Swan Inn on Kirkgate in Cockermouth on Wednesday 14th December. We will be there from about 7.30pm. Hope to see you there. 

Chris. 

Saturday, November 26

November CAS Meeting

This month's meeting is on Tuesday 29th November at 7.30pm.

Following the news update on astronomy and space travel, we have a visiting speaker from Kendal who will be known to many at CAS. Stuart Atkinson will be taking us through the fantastic achievements of the Rosetta mission to land on and survey a comet.

Please join us for a really interesting talk, good company and coffee.

As usual if anyone has any images that they've taken this month to share then please bring them down on a USB.

If any CAS Members would like to borrow one of the society telescopes to while we have dark and clear skies the 8 inch Dobsonian reflector is available. Just let me know and I'll bring it along on Tuesday.

Chris.

Monday, September 26

September meeting: Equipment Night

Our next meeting opens the autumn season with our usual Equipment Night. This is often useful for anyone interested in buying binoculars, telescopes or cameras as there will be a variety of equipment in the hall to get your hands on and talk to the owners about the pros and cons.

The meeting starts at 7.30pm on Tuesday 27th September and will be in the normal location (St Joseph's church hall in Cockermouth).

Following the news updates on space travel and astronomy we will have a series of short discussions about a variety of equipment including solar telescopes, beginners scopes, binoculars and more advanced computerised telescopes and cameras.

If you are a CAS member please bring your equipment down to show.

If you are interested in advice on what to buy please come and see what we have, including equipment owned by the society and available for loan to members.

And finally, if you have bought a telescope and need advice on how to set it up and get the most from it then please bring it down so we can help you get to grips with it.

See you on Tuesday!

Tuesday, May 31

Links from May CAS Meeting

Here are some links for some of the items we covered at our May 2016 meeting this evening.

Pluto

NYT 'Seeking Pluto's Frigid Heart' film on YouTube and New York Times VR app.

High resolution image of Pluto.


Mercury Transit

Big Bear Observatory

Thierry Legault transit video and his website.

Exoplanets

NASA Kepler Mission announcement.