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Tuesday, July 7

June 2009 CAS Meeting

Thanks to all for attending the June 2009 CAS meeting last Tuesday. We were a bit depleted probably due to holidays, but it was a very interesting meeting with a riveting presentation by Robin on his recent Pro-Am collaboration on "The Mysterious Epsilon Aurigae" eclipse.

We were joined by two prospective new members at the meeting and we'd encourage them and anyone else interested in furthering their knowledge of the universe to come back!

Other topics covered included the demise of the Kaguya/Selene lunar orbiter. See here www.kaguya.jaxa.jp/index_e.htm for more info and great HDTV footage from lunar orbit.

The June launch of the new Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter also featured. Additional details of the mission can be found here: http://www.lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/

And finally...we have Dennis to thank for another great CAS monthly newsletter, which you can download here: www.jghpics.freeuk.com/letter_july.doc

Please remember that there will be no meeting in July. We will post a note to confirm whether the August meeting will be going ahead or not, subject to summer holidays. Clear skies!

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