Saturday, December 10
Saturday, November 26
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.
Monday, September 26
Our next meeting opens the autumn season with our usual Equipment Night. This is often useful for anyone interested in buying binoculars, telescopes or cameras as there will be a variety of equipment in the hall to get your hands on and talk to the owners about the pros and cons.
The meeting starts at 7.30pm on Tuesday 27th September and will be in the normal location (St Joseph's church hall in Cockermouth).
Following the news updates on space travel and astronomy we will have a series of short discussions about a variety of equipment including solar telescopes, beginners scopes, binoculars and more advanced computerised telescopes and cameras.
If you are a CAS member please bring your equipment down to show.
If you are interested in advice on what to buy please come and see what we have, including equipment owned by the society and available for loan to members.
And finally, if you have bought a telescope and need advice on how to set it up and get the most from it then please bring it down so we can help you get to grips with it.
See you on Tuesday!
Tuesday, May 31
NYT 'Seeking Pluto's Frigid Heart' film on YouTube and New York Times VR app.
High resolution image of Pluto.
Big Bear Observatory
Thierry Legault transit video and his website.
NASA Kepler Mission announcement.
Thursday, May 26
"Where have all the supernovae gone ?"
Saturday, May 7
During the transit the planet Mercury will move across the face of the Sun as seen from Earth. You can't see this event with the naked eye, indeed it is very dangerous to look at the Sun directly with the naked eye or any optical aid. We'll have the equipment on hand to show you the event safely, and explain what's going on.
|Transit of Venus 2004|
You can find more information about the transit on the Society for Popular Astronomy website and more information on safe solar observing from the BBC Sky at Night Magazine.
Hope to see you there,
Sunday, April 24
The week is our Annual General Meeting. Not as formal as it sounds, just part of our routine monthly meeting given over to some of the 'society business'. We'll also be catching up on the latest space and astronomy news and looking ahead to the transit of Mercury on 9th May.
Hope to see you there.
Sunday, February 21
Hope to see you there,
Monday, January 4
This year the main activities will be between 4pm and 7.30pm on each day, with extended night sky observing if skies are clear.
As usual CAS members are welcome to come along and take part in the activities as well as supporting the event by helping to show the night sky to members of the public through our telescopes. If you are able to help please let me know beforehand so that let the organisers know how many people to expect.