September ’15 Sky notes

5 September, 2015

Sept 15 Sky notes

September 15 Sky chart

Filed under: News — Ron at 8:56 pm

WMA open day.

3 September, 2015

CADAS supported Wells and Mendip Astronomers at their open day on Saturday 29 August. in Wells Town Hall.  It was a successful event with lots of visitors. Nigel, Martin, Paul and Ron manned our stand and fielded questions. By some miracle the sun appeared so we were able to view the sun which attracted a lot of interest. Thanks to WMA for inviting us.

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Paul and Martin setting up

The CADAS display

Solar viewing

Filed under: News — Ron at 7:17 pm

August meeting.

20 August, 2015

The Mizar Planetarium was the main feature at this month’s meeting thanks to Bob Mizon. The two shows allowed the forty or so attendees to enjoy Bob’s great presentations and at least one person said she would have been happy to stay all night under the stars in the dome. Thanks Bob.

It was good to welcome Mark, Tom and Ian who were first time visitors. We hope both that they enjoyed the evening and that we will be able to welcome them back.

The rest of our meeting was filled with Arthur Davis’ Monthly Sky Notes and images by Bill and Ron.

As always, thanks to Zena for  our refreshments and to those kind people who helped with the washing up and putting away. Your help is much appreciated.

Next month’s talk will be Rocks from Space -  unless one gets us before then of course…

In the meanwhile, Wells and Mendip Astronomers will be holding a free public event on Saturday 29 August in Wells Town Hall to which all are invited. CADAS will be there.

Filed under: News — Ron at 7:54 pm

Next meeting

14 August, 2015

Bob Mizon will be presenting  shows in his Mizar Planetarium at our next meeting on Wednesday 19 August. Don’t miss this!

It will also be an opportunity to bring along any equipment you might like help with as there will be time to run an astro clinic too.

See you there.

Filed under: News — Ron at 10:01 am

Southwest AstroFair

13 August, 2015

CADAS was at the Southwest AstroFair at the Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth on Saturday 8th September.  Great weather, lots to see and do and lots of astro loot to spend your money on too!

Interest in the CADAS display

Filed under: News — Ron at 7:37 pm

South West Astronomy Fair

4 August, 2015

Hope you can make it to the Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth this Saturday. The forecast is looking good! It’s a great day out. It runs from 09.30 to 17.30. Lots to see and do with some good talks thrown in. Check the Norman Lockyer Observatory website for further details.


Filed under: News — Ron at 1:11 pm

August 2015 Sky notes

1 August, 2015

August 2015 Sky notes

August 2015 Sky chart

Filed under: Sky Notes — Ron at 6:22 pm

July meeting

17 July, 2015

It was good to welcome our visitors to the meeting. Hope they enjoyed the evening. Thanks to everyone who taxed the so called ‘experts’ Bill, Arthur, Adrian and Ron with some great questions.  If anyone comes up with the answer to the one about the interaction between dark matter and black holes, please let us know! :-)

Bill and Ron showed some of their recent images and Arthur finished with his monthly sky notes.

The Perseid meteor shower will have occurred before our next meeting so fingers crossed for clear skies especially around 12-13 August. If you manage to capture any meteors, it would be great if you could share your efforts at the next meeting.

CADAS will have a stand at the South West Astronomy Fair at the Norman Lockyer Observatory. It runs from 9.30 -5.30 on Saturday 8 August. Lots to see and do so it is well worth a visit! Hope to see you there.

As usual, many thanks to Zena for refreshments and to those who helped in the kitchen. Thanks too to the willing hands who set up and cleared away the hall.

Next month’s meeting will feature Bob Mizon’s Mizar Planetarium. Always a good evening so hope you can make it.

Filed under: News — Ron at 7:25 pm

New Horizons Pluto flyby

14 July, 2015

The BBC will be screening a special Sky At Night programme called Pluto Revealed on Monday 20 July, which will recap all the big moments from the New Horizons flyby.

Filed under: News — Ron at 8:18 pm


9 July, 2015

Look out for the fly -by of dwarf planet Pluto by  New Horizons in 4 days.

Filed under: News — Ron at 4:33 pm
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