March meeting

19 March, 2015

Another enjoyable and instructive evening! Thanks to Bob Mizon for his excellent presentation on 7 Moons. Not that Bob confined us to those 7. His account of the other moon-like objects out there was as usual, fascinating.
Quite coincidentally, Bob’s object of the month the constellation Monoseros, coincided with Arthur’s selected constellation for his monthly sky notes and some of  Bill Read’s great images including the Christmas tree and Cone nebulae  and Barnard’s variable nebula .Spooky!
Ron shared a lucky recently taken  H alpha image of a solar post flare loop.

Thanks to Zena and all who helped with refreshments and the all important kitchen duties.

If you have any ‘beginners’ questions’ don’t forget to let me have them, or you can bring them to the next meeting. Bud’s session next month will have a back to basics theme which I know will be of interest to many. Please feel free to bring any equipment you need a hand with.


Filed under: News — Ron at 9:52 pm

Bruton School for Girls

10 March, 2015

Mike, Bud, Chris and Ron enjoyed an astronomy evening with children and parents of Bruton School for Girls today. The skies could have been clearer but with Jupiter and moons to view and a few other sights, a good time was had by all. It was interesting to see how well some of the pupils did with their efforts at eyepiece photography with their mobiles. They got some impressive shots of Jupiter with four moons.

Thanks to Steve Brown from the school for inviting us.

Filed under: News — Ron at 10:17 pm

March ’15 Skynotes

25 February, 2015

March ’15 Skynotes

March’15 Sky chart

Filed under: Sky Notes — Ron at 10:20 pm

Edington talk

21 February, 2015

We did a second  astronomy evening for the Edington and District History Group on 20 Feb. Cloudy skies of course but the presentation seemed to be enjoyed. Good chat afterwards. Thanks for inviting us!!


Filed under: News — Ron at 4:11 pm

February ’15 meeting.

19 February, 2015

First, it was great to welcome so many new visitors. Thanks for coming along and we hope to see you again next time.

Our own home grown speaker Bill Reed’s talk on the solar system was just the ticket and it’s clear we’ve found another media star in the making. Thanks Bill, great talk and a revision session that was greatly enjoyed.

Thanks too, to Arthur Davis for his monthly sky notes for March. These will be on our website near the end of this month.

Well done to Earnest Staines for making the parallelogram mount for his ‘bins. Great job.Thanks for the pictures Earnest. No more stiff necks for you, then. :-)

As usual we ended with members’ images and a hilarious video of an amazing flying machine/rocket  which defies description.

Next month, Bob Mizon’s talk will be ’7 Moons’. Which ones will he choose? Come along to find out.

Filed under: News — Ron at 3:49 pm

CADAS membership

15 February, 2015

Don’t forget to support us by renewing your membership at our next meeting on Wednesday 20th Feb. Still only £18 per year!

Filed under: News — Ron at 2:54 pm

Sherborne Learning Centre

14 February, 2015

Had a great evening talking stars at Sherborne Learning Centre on Thursday 12th. Thanks for asking us along!


Filed under: News — Ron at 1:11 pm

February 2015 Skynotes

24 January, 2015

February 2015 Skynotes

February 2015 Sky chart

Filed under: News — Ron at 5:12 pm

CADAS at Yetminster Guides

Thanks to Yetminster Guides for inviting us to meet them. Mike Holland spent an enjoyable  evening doing an astronomy session with a group of 24 Guides on Thursday 22 January. Clouds were a nuisance, but Mike will return with his telescope when there is a clear evening forecast.

Filed under: News — Ron at 12:02 pm

CADAS at Redstart School

23 January, 2015

Great evening at Redstart School, Chard 22Jan. Almost 100 children and parents came to their astronomy/space evening. Clouds spoiled most of the views, but Nick Colthorpe still managed to show some lucky people Jupiter and for a time there was a good thin crescent moon and Venus on view. I did mini-sessions on the birth and life of stars. Enjoyable evening!


Filed under: News — Ron at 10:26 am
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