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Tuesday, June 18

June 2013 CAS meeting

The June CAS meeting will feature a visiting guest speaker, Dr Paul Roche.

Paul is Director of the Faulkes Telescopes Project, and is the longest-serving member of the team, having started in early 2000 whilst Head of Education at the National Space Centre, Leicester. 

He is now Head of Astronomy at the University of Glamorgan, and the UK National Schools' Astronomer.

Pictured here is the Faulkes Telescope North instrument which was installed on the summit of Haleakala in Hawai'i.  


If you've ever wanted to take pictures with an observatory class telescope then this talk is for you.  The following picture was taken by Hull Collegiate School and shows the galaxy M106, about 21 million light years away.

Please come along and invite your friends as this is a rare treat for us in the quiet corners of NW England!

See you there, 7.30pm at St Joseph's Church Hall in Cockermouth on Tuesday 25th June. 

Jeremy

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