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Saturday, May 27

CAS May meeting

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 30th May, 7.30pm.

As well as our usual round up of space and astronomy news, this month we have a guest speaker. Leigh Jenkins, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, will be giving us a talk on 'Elements'.

Hope to see you there.


Monday, March 27

CAS March meeting


This month's meeting is on Tuesday 28th at 7.30pm, St Joseph's church hall.

The agenda is:

- News update (Chris)

- Observing tips for April & Observer's Reports from March (Jeremy)

- Break

- Observing With The Mount Wilson Telescope (Roger Vine)

Please bring along any photos on a USB stick to share.


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.


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. 


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.