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Friday, June 22

Change of meeting venue.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday evening. Remember that we have now moved our meeting location. 

We are now meeting at the Friends Meeting House at 65 kirkgate Cockermouth. Meetings are at the same time 7.30pm on the last Tuesday of the month.

Note that there is limited parking at the meeting house so please plan to use one of the car parks in town. The nearest ones are at the kirkgate Centre or in Market Place. 

We’ll post details of our meeting and guest speaker shortly. 

Thursday, May 24

May 2018 CAS Meeting

Tuesday 29th May is our next meeting (7.30pm St Joseph's Church Hall, Cockermouth).

The meeting will be a bit of a mixture with no specific talk this time. We will start with the usual astronomy news items as well as some important society news about future meetings times, dates and locations.

The remainder of the meeting will be open. If you have an astronomy project you want to tell people about or ask for help with now is your chance. Also a great opportunity to share images or observations.

We will have few astronomy related videos to show (and give our new projector a test!).

Hope to see you there.

Saturday, February 24

February 2018 Meeting

For our February meeting on Tuesday we will be holding an equipment night. After our usual news update we will have an opportunity to look at telescopes and answer your questions on buying or using astronomical equipment. It will be an ideal opportunity to bring along a telescope you need some help with.
We will also have a look at some of the basic photography equipment to photograph the night sky.

Thursday, September 21

September CAS meeting: equipment night

Next Tuesday 26th September is our next meeting. This time it's our Equipment Night.

We will have a range of telescopes and accessories available to demonstrate and will be having a look at different eyepieces and options for finding and buying astronomical equipment.

If you have a specific question or want some help with a telescope then either let us know beforehand or just ask on the night.

The meeting starts at 7.30pm as usual.

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.