Welcome

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.

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.

Wednesday, September 3

Stargazing Kendal this week.

Stargazing Kendal is already well underway with activities all this week held by The Eddington Astronomical Society. CAS members are more than welcome to attend and help out with observing sessions on Saturday. I hope to see some of you there. 

http://eas-online.org.uk/meetings-and-events/stargazing-kendal/

Sunday, August 17

No August CAS Meeting

Remember there is no CAS meeting this month as we have a short summer break. Our next meeting will be at he end of September.

There is plenty of astronomy going on in Kendal during September as Eddington Astronomical Society are holding a Stargazing Kendal festival. Details are on the EAS website.

Any CAS members who are available to help out with any of these events will be welcomed by our friends in Kendal.