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Sunday, December 15

Stargazing LIVE 2014

We are planning our New Year events in support of the BBC Stargazing LIVE TV series. The series will air on 7th, 8th and 9th January and we will be holding public observing events in Cockermouth on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th January.

More details to follow . . .

Friday, December 13

Christmas drinks

Our annual Christmas social get together will be next Wednesday 18th December. We will meet at 8pm in The Swan Inn on Kirkgate in Cockermouth for a few drinks and a 'crack'.

Hope to see you there.


Wednesday, December 4

Comet Lovejoy

Jeremy has been busy photographing Comet Lovejoy with impressive results . ..

"Comet Lovejoy taken in the pre-dawn sky just before work today! It's only 10 x 30 second shots and the dawn has made the processing really hard.

This was taken with the Canon 300D and the MN190."

The forecast is not good for the next couple of days but Lovejoy is visible for a while yet in the early evening or early morning. You don't need fancy equipment it is easy to find in binoculars 'below' the Plough, if you know where to look.