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!
22 January, 2015
Well, Hannah Wakeford @StellarPlanet certainly did the biz last night! Excellent presentation on planetary atmospheres and the search for exo-planets with which she’s involved at Uni of Exeter. Naturally, the issue of the requirements for life ‘out there’ and the forms it might take got explored. Thanks Hannah!
Good to see so many at the meeting and thanks as usual go to our ‘catering department’ and helpers. Zena’s cakes are a treat.
Thanks to Bob Mizon for his Object(s) of the month. Coma Berenices is certainly worth exploring. As usual, Bill Reed blew us away his images of Jupiter, comet Lovejoy, not forgetting the Horse head Nebula taken ‘just for something to do’. Huh?
Arthur’s February sky notes and diagram will be posted a little nearer the end of this month. Thanks for the monthly skynotes Arthur.
Next month Bill Reed is ‘doing’ the planets so see you there.
20 January, 2015
Don’t miss Hannah Wakeford’s ‘Exoplanets’ talk at our meeting on Wednesday 21st Jan. We’ll be getting the very latest on these distant objects from someone working in this field. She’s a great speaker too…I’ve heard her.
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!!
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!
31 December, 2014
A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO THE MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF CADAS AND TO ASTRONOMERS EVERYWHERE!
Clear, dark skies for 2015
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.
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!