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Arthur Davis’ April Sky notes and chart

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Arthur Davis’ Sky notes April ’17

Arthur Davis’ Sky Chart April ’17

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Adrian Zielonka’s April Space and Astro notes

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Adrian Zielonka’s April astro notes.

Asteroid Vesta charts

Comets Tuttle and Swift charts

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CADAS March ’17 meeting

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

CADAS 15 March 2017 meeting

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Adrian Zielonka’s space news and charts

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Adrian’s Space news and notes for March ’17

Vesta in Gemini charts

Comet Johnson charts

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March Sky notes and Sky chart

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

March 2017 Sky Notes

March 2017 Sky Chart

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Good link to the Cassini mission.

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

The Cassini Mission

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Ash Primary School 8 Feb ’17

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Great evening with over 100 children and parents at Ash Primary School last night. We had 4 scopes on the go so the queues were not too long. Bud, Ken, Jan, Chris and Ron had a good time too.

Despite a lot of cloud, we had great views of Venus, Mars, and the moon and  were treated to a bright overhead pass of the ISS which caused much excitement.
Thanks to the Chair of the PTA Jenny Bridge for inviting us and for the welcome drinks and snacks.

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Adrian Zielonka’s February notes

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Night Sky February 2017

 

 

Comet 45P Honda- Mrkos-Pajduskova - 11th at 8:00pm

Comet 45P Honda- Mrkos-Pajduskova - 11th at 8:00pm

Comet C/2015 V2 Johnson - 11th at 8:00pm

Comet C/2015 V2 Johnson - 11th at 8:00pm

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Arrhur Davis’ February 2017 Sky notes and Sky chart

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

February 2017 Sky Notes

February 2017 Skychart

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January 2017 meeting

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

We had a great start to our year with this meeting. We welcomed several guests and it was good to help some of them get to grips with their telescopes.

Bob, Pete, Ron and Bill gave short talks on the theme of  ‘How it moves’.  Just to give a flavour of what was covered, topics included along the way, the relative motion of stars, the meaning of sidereal time, the discovery of exo-planets by the induced motion of their stars, and the use of the relatively new Polemaster to  counteract the movement of the earth when imaging.  We were left in no doubt that we live on a constantly wobbling and twitching planet amongst a sea of moving objects.

After the break, Bob presented his object(s) of the month in the constellation Monoceros and Arthur concentrated on the constellation Auriga.

Pete, Jan, Gordon and Bill finished off an enjoyable evening with some of their excellent images. Jan’s first deep sky shot taken of the Andromeda Galaxy using a 150-600 Sigma lens was really impressive.

Many thanks to all for helping set up and clear away and especially to Zena, Annabelle and Mike and the kitchen volunteers who did a great job.

At our next meeting on February 15th, Graham Bryant’s talk will be ‘Pluto; from myth to discovery and New Horizons.

Look forward to seeing you then.

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