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Thursday, December 27

CAS Stargazing Live event details on BBC website

Our Stargazing LIVE event, Stargazing in Cockermouth, details are now posted on the BBC Things To Do website. This is a great resource for finding information about other Stargazing LIVE activities in your areas as well as many other local activities during the year.

More details on our event will be posted here soon.


Monday, December 24

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Just a quick note to wish you all a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

The weather does not look good for festive observing with any new equipment Santa may bring you, (at least here in Cumbria). However, 2013 promises to be a good year for astronomy, starting with BBC's Stargazing LIVE TV series in early January and plenty of events in Cumbria including our own Stargazing in Cockermouth event on 19th January. Check back after Christmas for more details.

A seasonal 'snow angel' soars through the heavens in this Hubble Space Telescope image of a star-formation region S106 in the constellation Cygnus (The Swan).

Season's greetings and clear skies,


Saturday, December 15

Christmas Drinks

Just a reminder that we will hold our annual, informal, Christmas drinks on Wednesday 19th December. Everyone's welcome just come along to The Swan on Kirkgate in Cockermouth from 7.30pm onwards for a few drinks and an informal chat. (No fancy dress or party hats required!).


Wednesday, December 12

Stargazing LIVE 2013 date confirmed

We've just confirmed our date for Stargazing LIVE in Cockermouth next year. We will be holding our event in Saturday 19th January 2013 in the United Reformed Church hall, Main Street Cockermouth. The event will follow the broad format of our successful events of the last two years with and exhibition and activities in the hall in the afternoon. This will be followed by an observing session in Memorial Gardens in the evening, weather permitting.

The event is open to all and there will be no charge.

If you are a society member we need your help. We will need people to help with the exhibition and activities and most importantly people to bring along their telescopes for the afternoon and evening if possible. If you can help please get in touch to let me know what you can do.

I'll post more details of the planned activities soon.