Just a reminder that there is no meeting tonight. Our next meeting is at the end of September.
Tuesday, June 30
We have our June meeting this evening. Stuart Atkinson from Eddington Astronomical Society will be giving us a guide to observing and photographing noctilucent clouds. These glowing clouds are visible at this time of year high in the atmosphere at night.
As usual the meeting starts at 7.30pm.
Monday, May 25
It is also a good opportunity to look back at the last year and discuss what we would like to do over the coming year. So please come along with your ideas and requests.
We don't have a formal talk this month, but there will be time to show any photos you may have taken, so please bring them along, preferably on a USB stick
Friday, April 24
The next CAS meeting is Tuesday 28th April and we are privileged to have another visiting speaker, Dr John Davies to speak on the subject of Infrared Astronomy From Space.
John has played a significant role in UK research into Infrared Astronomy, working both at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh and in Hawai'i on the UKIRT.
The meeting starts at 7.30pm as usual in St Joseph's Church Hall, Cockermouth. All are welcome.
Sunday, March 29
Friday, March 20
The morning started early, with three society members arriving around 8am to set up, joined a short time later by a photographer from the News and Star. We were met with skies heavy with cloud, and a forecast that didn't look promising. However, as the saying goes, "the only guarantee in astronomy is, if you don't look you definitely won't see anything!". So we set up 'scopes and waited for the crowds to arrive and the clouds to clear.
|Not looking too hopeful . .|
|Eclipse watching via the internet|
After that spirits rose, and we were eagerly watching gaps in the clouds drifting across the sky, willing them to move to just the right place to reveal the sun again. Some did, and before long we were starting to capture images.
|Eclipse glasses at the ready|
|Solar filters deployed|
|Eclipsed Sun through one of the many gaps in the clouds|
I'm sure there will be more photos to come, watch this space.