Sunday, 30 July 2017

Next Meeting: Wednesday 27-Sep-2017

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 27-Sep-2017.           *** There is no meeting in August.  ***

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Rene Breton, from the University of Manchester, who will talk about Einstein's Relativity Tested to the Limit with Pulsars.

The meeting will be at 7:30 P.M. at the usual venue:  the Burley Memorial Hall, Waverton, CH3 7QN

BAA Weekend Conference: Friday-Sunday, 8-10 September

The British Astronomical Association Weekend Conference will be held at The Kings School, Chester on Friday-Sunday, 8-10 September, 2017.  Details of the weekend are available and bookings can be made on the BAA website here.

N.B. Bookings close on 21-Aug-17.

CAS members are eligible for the discounted fees.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Next Meeting: Wednesday 26-Jul-2017

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 26-Jul-2017.

Our guest speaker will be Mr. Steve Warbis, from Macclesfield Astronomical Society, who will talk about Quick Astrophotography in a Light Polluted Sky.

The meeting will be at 7:30 P.M. at the usual venue:  the Burley Memorial Hall, Waverton, CH3 7QN

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Next Meeting: Wednesday 28-Jun-2017

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 28-Jun-2017.

Our guest will be Mr. Peter Williamson F.R.A.S, from Shropshire Astronomical Society and  BBC Radio, who will treat us to A Solar Event - a talk and practical demonstration.

The evening will begin earlier than normal at 18:00, with an outdoor event where, weather permitting, we will be treated to an opportunity to see solar observation and imaging in action.  This will be held in the car park at the rear of our usual venue and will be followed by a normal indoor meeting at 19:30.

The meeting will be held at the usual venue:  the Burley Memorial Hall, Waverton, CH3 7QN

Friday, 12 May 2017

2017 Programme Update

The 2017 Programme has been updated to include:
  • an extra meeting (Friday, 27-October-2017) - a Telescope Surgery: Learn to use a telescope effectively.

    Setting up a new telescope can be a daunting task, especially for the first time.  Some modern telescopes can make the task easier, but poor instructions and jargon - both astronomy and computer related - can be bewildering if you are not familiar with it.  If you have a telescope and have not figured out how to use it (you are not alone!), or have a problem you don't understand or just want to learn how to use your telescope effectively, this is an event for you.  Bring your telescope along and experienced society members will help you.
The full 2017 Programme of events is available here.