Friday, 20 July 2018

Special Event: Friday 27-Jul-2018

We are holding a special meeting on Friday 27-Jul-2018.

The evening is special because there is a total eclipse of the moon.  Normally when this happens the moon takes on a deep orange-red hue as it passes through the earth's shadow.  This eclipse should appear more dramatic than usual because the moon will in total eclipse as it rises so atmospheric absorption should add to the effect.

As well as the lunar eclipse there should be a good display of planets: Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are all visible in the night sky.

The evening will also include:
  • A talk on the evening's events;
  • A telescope surgery;
  • Telescope observations (weather permitting).
The meeting starts at 8:00 P.M.  It will be held in a different location from our usual monthly meeting.  This meeting will be held at:

St. Peter's Church Hall, Hargrave   CH3 7RN
which is about two miles south of Waverton.

Next Meeting: Wednesday 25-Jul-2018

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 25-Jul-2018.

Our guest speaker will be Professor Ian Morison, of the University of Manchester, Jodrell Bank, who served as 35th Gresham Professor of Astronomy, Gresham College from 2007 to 2011.  His talk is called "It’s About Time".

Meetings start at 7:30 P.M. at the usual venue, the Burley Memorial Hall, Waverton, CH3 7QN

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Next Meeting: Wednesday 27-Jun-2018

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 27-Jun-2018.

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Jeff Wagg, from the University of Manchester, Jodrell Bank, Square Kilometre Array team, who will talk about "Building The World's Largest Radio Telescopes".

Meetings start at 7:30 P.M. at the usual venue, the Burley Memorial Hall, Waverton, CH3 7QN

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Next Meeting: Wednesday 30-May-2018

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 30-May-2018.

Our guest speaker will be Professor Philip James, from Liverpool John Moores University, who will talk about "Supernovae and the Evidence for Dark Energy".

Meetings start at 7:30 P.M. at the usual venue, the Burley Memorial Hall, Waverton, CH3 7QN

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Data Protection Policy

Chester Astronomical Society has issued a Data Protection Policy to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation.  You can read about it here.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Next Meeting: Wednesday 25-Apr-2018

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 25-Apr-2018.

Our guest speaker will be Emeritus Professor Ian Robson, from the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, who will talk about " The Discovery of Quasars".

Meetings start at 7:30 P.M. at the usual venue, the Burley Memorial Hall, Waverton, CH3 7QN

Monday, 12 March 2018

Next Meeting: Wednesday 28-Mar-2018

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 28-Mar-2018.

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Steve Barrett, from Liverpool University, who will talk about " The Beginning of Everything".

Meetings start at 7:30 P.M. at the usual venue, the Burley Memorial Hall, Waverton, CH3 7QN

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Next Meeting: Wednesday 28-Feb-2018 - Cancelled

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 28-Feb-2018.

Our guest speaker will be Professor Rob Jeffries, from the University of Keele, who will talk about "The Gaia Mission".

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

This meeting has been cancelled because of the snow.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Astronomy Photographer of the Year

The Royal Museums Greenwich/Royal Observatory Greenwich are holding an Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.  Full details are on the Royal Museums Greenwich website.

2018 Programme

The CAS 2018 Programme of events is now available here.

Society for the History of Astronomy Spring Conference

Spring Conference: 21-Apr-2018

The Society for the History of Astronomy are holding a Spring Conference at Cambridge University's Institute of Astronomy in April. Speakers and topics are:
Carolyn Kennett and Brian Sheen Ancient Skies and the Megaliths of Cornwall
Kevin Kilburn Forgotten Star Atlas
Nik Szymanek The Road to Modern Astrophotography
Kenelm England Berkshire Astronomers 5000 BC to AD 2018
Jonathan Maxwell Some lesser known aspects regarding the evolution of the refracting telescopes
Details can be found on their web site: www.shastro.org.uk.

Citizen Science Project

The University of Kent Centre of Astrophysics and Planetary Science is looking for amateur astronomers to help with a project: Hunting Outbursting Young Stars.  Dr Dirk Froebrich is running the project whose aim is long term, multi-filter optical photometric monitoring of young (age less than 10Myr), nearby (distances typically within 1kpc) star clusters or star forming regions.

Full details are available online at: http://astro.kent.ac.uk/~df/hoyscaps/index.html.