Beagle 2 found

16 January, 2015

Images show Beagle2 on Mars. Apparently some of the petals didn’t deploy on landing causing the lack of communication. It got there though!!

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CADAS at Wells

11 January, 2015

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Wells astro event

We met up with Wells and Mendip  Astronomers and Sowy Stargazers for a joint public astro event in Wells Town Hall on Sat 10.

Lots of interest and many got to see Comet Lovejoy through breaks in the cloud. Thanks to all who helped.

Hannah Wakeford from Exeter Uni will be bringing us up to date on exo- planets at our next meeting on 21st January. Don’t miss this one!


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31 December, 2014


Clear, dark skies for 2015


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January 2015 sky notes

26 December, 2014

January 2015 sky notes

January 2015 sky chart

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Season’s greetings

24 December, 2014

Here’s wishing you all the best for the season and a healthy and happy New Year.

May 2015 bring you clear, dark skies.


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December meeting

18 December, 2014

Was this the best Christmas Social meeting ever? Probably! Thanks to all who contributed and special thanks to Zena and those who helped with the catering and the aftermath of all that guzzling of goodies.

It was good to welcome as a guest Barry Fitzgerald from Bridport AS. We’ll be looking at forming links with them in the new year.

After Arthur’s sky notes, there were short contributions from Bob with his ‘Object of the month’, Adrian, Bud, Bill , Annabelle and myself. Well, half a contribution from me, as I  couldn’t get my movie of Geminid captures to run. At least Bill’s worked (naturally), so nothing much was missed.

So, another successful year for CADAS and our first year in the Village Hall in Norton. It turned out to be a good move as the venue suits us very well.

I have heard next month’s speaker and can guarantee a great presentation on Exoplanet Atmospheres. Don’t miss this one!

Here’s wishing everyone all the best for the season and a healthy and happy New Year!


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15 December, 2014

A clear night for the Geminids! Hope you managed to see a few. It was a good show from where I was in deepest darkest Somerset.


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2014 December Sky notes

1 December, 2014

December 2014 Sky notes

December 2014 Sky chart

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Our November meeting

21 November, 2014

What a great evening that was! Robin Catchpole’s thought- provoking presentation was superb. Are we alone?  Can we ever know? What are the implications of a yes or no answer. How much does that matter? Many thanks to Robin for making the long trip from Cambridge and thanks to Bob Mizon for finding us another great speaker.

A warm welcome to first time visitors Ron Dinsdale, David Halsall and Charles Freebury. And it’s always nice to welcome James Fradgley when he visits.

Thanks to Arthur for his monthly sky-notes and our usual thanks to Zena and all who helped with the all- important refreshments. Is it my imagination or are the cakes even tastier

Thanks too to Bob Mizon for his ‘object of the month’ presentation.

Bud shared some great lunar images and Bill had us all viewing his 3D moon through our red/blue glasses. Nice work Bill. Speaking of which, many thanks to Richard Harbord for obtaining a stock of 3D viewers for us to use. Bill also shared some of his images (including one of a smoke filled fireworks night sky which did nothing for his imaging efforts). I had a few solar images and Bill and I showed some radar capture images from the recent Leonid meteor shower.

Next month is our Christmas social and there will be short talks by members. So bring along a few nibbles and a short 5 minute talk on anything you choose (just as long as its not too high brow and technical).

And clear skies for the Geminids in mid December.


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