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Friday, March 21

March Meeting

Just a quick reminder that the next CAS meeting is next week on Tuesday 25th March. As usual we'll meet at 7.30pm in St Joseph's Church Hall, Cockermouth.

See you there,

Sunday, March 2

In the shadow of the moon - Film

If you're an avid reader of Stuart's Cumbrian Sky blog, you'll no doubt have seen his review of the film "In The Shadow of the Moon" shown recently in Kendal.

Well, you also have a chance to view it if you live in the Cockermouth area, as it's showing on Monday 10th March in the town's Kirkgate Centre. The film starts at 8pm and you should be able to book tickets in advance through the Kirkgate's box office (01900 826448).

Saturday, March 1

February Meeting Report

A wide range of topics were covered in the February meeting. For those who did not make it, here is a quick run down of what you missed.

With Chris away I was able to sneak in many of my favourite topics under the guise of "news" (Amateur exoplanet discoveries, gravitational lensing, spectroscopy, black holes, dark matter and the Large Hadron Collider to name just a few!) Those present even got a sneak preview of my latest "Mini Jodrell Bank" project. (Well we have to help out somehow, what with the threatened astronomy funding cuts ) The main event though was Ian's excellent review of how NASA plan to get back to the Moon. Apparently the smart money is on it being the 50th Aniversary of the Apollo 11 landing so mark it in your diary.

See you all at the March meeting

Robin