Tuesday, 10 November 2020

NOVEMBER MEETING
Our November meeting is scheduled for 1930 hours on Wednesday, 25th November 2020.  As is usual these days, the meeting will be held via Zoom.

We will be addressed by Thomas Harvey of Manchester University on the subject of  "The lost meteorites of Antarctica".  This should be a very interesting talk on the search for these visitors from outer space and what they can teach us about the history of the Solar System.

If you would like to attend the meeting, please send me an e-mail at this address 
david.tillotson@btinternet.com  I will then forward to you the "official invitation" in due course.

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

October's Virtual 

CAS Meeting


CAS Members: David Tillotson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Simon Ebo is a PhD student at UCLAN and will be talking to us about his work studying "Exoplanets".

Tom Rose is a PhD student at Durham University and he will be talking to us about his work studying "Supermassive Black Hole Eclipses"

They are both past members of CAS, and it will be good to hear news from "our alumni".

Time: Oct 28, 2020 at 07:30 PM. Register to attend by sending an email to 

david.tillotson@btinternet.com 


Wednesday, 30 September 2020

 September Meeting 


Dr. Steve Barrett from Liverpool University has kindly agreed to present a ZOOM lecture. The Burley Hall is still closed to meetings the size of ours.

Dr Barrett last spoke to us in February of this year on the legacy of the Hubble Space Telescope. As Christmas is now on the horizon he will talk on 'The Star of Bethlehem' on Wednesday the 30th. September, starting at 19:30 Hrs.

As usual David Tillotson will receive requests (david.tillotson@btinternet.com) for an invitation to be included in the audience of that meeting.

Also, October 28th. Is scheduled as 'Members night', so please, if you have anything to share with the rest of us please get in touch. We can help with the complications of 'screen sharing'. It is highly probable the Hall will still be closed to a meeting of the numbers we usually meet in.

Monday, 13 July 2020

Special Virtual Meeting 29th July 2020

Our next meeting will take place on 29th July 2020 at 1930 hours. This will be a “virtual meeting”, in as much as it will be held on the Zoom video-conferencing platform.  Please note that you will need to provide your own internet access to attend the meeting as there will be no meeting or video-conferencing facilities at our usual venue, Burley Hall in Waverton.

The July meeting will comprise a lecture entitled “Going over galaxies with a fine-tooth comb” and it will be given by Dr Megan Argo, an astrophysicist and lecturer in astronomy at the University of Central Lancashire.

Megan will be giving an account of recent developments in radio astronomy, covering the transition from large single dishes, able to map the sky only at resolutions of degrees, to arrays of telescopes working together to create images with milliarcsecond resolution (1000th of 1/3600 of a degree). This powerful new capability is opening up new areas of research and enabling us to carry out large-scale studies which were impossible in the past.

Attendance at the lecture is open to all members of the Chester Astronomy Society. If you would like to attend, please contact the facilitator for the evening at : david.tillotson@btinternet.com


Monday, 16 March 2020

Next Meeting Cancelled

Regretfully we have to announce that the next meeting, which was due to be held on Wednesday, 25-Mar-2020, has been cancelled.  The speaker scheduled to talk at that meeting, Professor Chris Collins (Liverpool John Moores University), has informed us that due to the Corona virus outbreak it is considered unwise to go ahead.  We hope to hear from Professor Collins in the future but in the meantime we hope this does not cause you too much disappointment.

We will let you know about future meetings in due course.