Monthly Meetings

All meetings start at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall, New Road, Norton sub Hambdon,  TA14 6SF. The Hall is next to the Primary School.

Visitors are most welcome. Just drop in to a meeting. Your first visit is free. Thereafter is costs £2 per meeting – or you can become a full member of CADAS for just £18 per year. Under 16s are free.

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Apart from our main programme, there will be time to ask questions or get help if you’re starting out or are stuck with some aspect of your astronomy. We also have a monthly ‘sky notes’ slot so you can find out what’s ‘up there’ in the month ahead. Our refreshment break is a great time to meet and chat with others about all things astronomical in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

CADAS  2017 Programme

Jan 18   How it all moves: Members’ short talks on celestial motions

Feb 15    Graham Bryant: Pluto: from myth to discovery and the New Horizons mission

Mar 15   John Gifford: Astronomy before relativity

Apr  19   Bob Mizon: Eight great astronomers

May 17   Dan Oakley: Dark Skies: South Downs National Park and beyond

Jun 21   Steve Tonkin:  Ten ways the universe tries to kill you

Jul 19    Mike Witt:  Tales from the Darkside of the universe

Aug 16   Bill Combes:  The International Space Station

Sep 20   Richard Miles:  The mystery of comets unveiled

Oct  18   ‘Ask the experts’ evening

Nov 15   Bob Mizon:  8 Great Astronomers

Dec 20   Christmas Social and members’ short talks

 

CADAS 2016 Programme

Jan 20   James Fradgley – Cosmic Miscellany

Feb 17   Bud Budzynski – A life on Mars

Mar 16   Chris Starr – Dawn of the Solar System

Apr 20   Bob Mizon – Names in the Sky

May 18   Bob Mizon – Yet more APODS

Jun 15   Ask the Experts evening

Jul 20   James Fradgley – Discs around stars and galaxies

Aug 17  Bill Reed – Lunar photography with a WebCam

Sep 21   Philip Perkins – Deep-Sky Imaging (provisional title)

Oct 19   Starting out in Astronomy – talks, discussions.

Nov 16   Sheri Lynn Karl – Solar imaging. (to be confirmed)

Dec 21   Christmas social and members’ short talks

CADAS 2015 Programme

Jan 21   Hannah Wakeford – Exoplanet Atmospheres

Feb 18   Bob Mizon – Seven Moons

Mar 18   Bill Reed – Space: a Beginners’ Guide. Part 1: Our Solar System”

Apr 15   Bud Budzyski – Back to basics … for everyone.

May 20   Chris Bowden – Eclipses I Have Known

Jun 17   Gemma Lavender – Antarctic Astrophysics

Jul 15   Ask the Experts evening

Aug 19   Bob’s Planetarium

Sep 16   Ron Westmaas – Rocks From Space

Oct 21   Bob Mizon – APOD evening – more intriguing photos of the universe

Nov 18   Members’ short talks evening

Dec 16   Steve Tonkin: Star of Bethlehem and Christmas social


2014  Programme

Jan 15       APOD evening – more intriguing photos of the Universe

Feb 19      Len Telford – Imaging the Moon and Mars

Mar 19     ‘Bud’ Budzynski – Photon Perfect

Apr 16       Paul Hyde – Practical Radio Astronomy for Amateurs

May 21      Garry Hunt – subject TBA

Jun 18       Dave Eagle – Astronomical Photography

Jul 16         Ask the Experts evening (guest: Jerry Workman)

Aug 20      Members’ evening

Sep 17       John Gifford – Shooting Stars, and All That Other Stuff Out There

Oct 15        Bob Mizon – Dark Future?

Nov19       Robin Catchpole – Are We Alone?

Dec 17       Christmas social and members’ short talks

 

Programme for 2013

  • January 16 – APOD evening-more intriguing photos of the Universe
  • February 20 – Bob Mizon: What’s Up? The nature of Astronomical Objects
  • March 20 – James Fradgley: The Sun: from dust cloud to White Dwarf
  • April 17 – Gizmo and gadget evening
  • May 15 – Sheri Lynn Karl: Vulcanology in the Solar System
  • June 19 – Dr John Macdonald: Sundial workshop
  • July 17 – Ask the Experts evening
  • August 21 – Pete Adshead: X-planes and the Space Race
  • September 18 – Bob Mizon: Weird Astronomy
  • October 16 – Mark Radice: Lunar Observing
  • November 20 – Steve Hill: Shaping the Universe – Use the Force
  • December 18 – Christmas social and members’ short talks

 

 

Programme for 2012

  • January 18th – Ron Westmaas: Stones from Space
  • February 15th – Bob Mizon: Exoplanets
  • March 21st – Rob Hatch: Meteor detection by radar
  • April 18th – Help! Beginners’ questions
  • May 16th – Martin Morgan-Taylor: The DSLR camera in astronomy
  • June 20th – Steve Harris: Light, our only messenger from the skies
  • July 18th – Jerry Workman: Mars Rovers
  • August 15th – Ann Davies and David Boyd: Chasing the Moon’s shadow
  • September 19th – Various members: Getting the best out of your equipment
  • October 17th – Dave Strange: Deep-sky astrophotogaphy
  • November 21st – Guy Hurst: The Search for Novae and Supernovae: from visual to robotic telescopes
  • December 19th – Ron Westmaas & Bud Budzynski: Imaging the Moon, Sun and planets

Programme for 2011

  • January 19th – Bob Mizon: Oddities of the Solar System
  • February 16th – Darren Baskill: X-treme Astronomy
  • March 16th – Martin Griffiths: Black Holes
  • April 20th – Help! Beginners’ questions
  • May 18th – Martin Morgan-Taylor: Observatories Around the World
  • June 15th – Arthur Davis: Comets and Asteroids
  • July 20th – Jerry Workman: Mars Rovers
  • August 17th – APOD evening: Intriguing photos of the Universe
  • September 21st – Ron Westmaas: Stones from Space: an introduction
  • October 19th – Alan Dowdell: History of the Deep Sky
  • November 16th – James Fradgley: The Origin of the Solar System
  • December 21st – Christmas meeting: members’ contributions