Monday, 10 May 2021

 Next Meeting 26th May 2021


Our Neighbour, the Moon 


Martin Lunn, FRAS 

Earby Astronomical Society 


This will be a Zoom lecture for members only, delivered at 7:30 pm. For the link to join this session, please email the chair, David Tillotson at david.tillotson@btinternet.com 


Photograph by Stephen Bell

Sunday, 18 April 2021


APRIL MEETING: The next meeting of CAS will be at 1930 hours on Wednesday, 28th April 2021. As usual (nowadays) the meeting will be held on Zoom.

The speaker is Professor Ian Morison, who has served as Emeritus Professor of  Astronomy (Gresham College) and who continues to work at Jodrell Bank.  His talk will be entitled "Astrophotography with a DSLR or mirrorless camera". Professor Morison has wide experience in observational astronomy and he will show that excellent photographic results do not require you to be situated at the top of a mountain in Chile nor plugged into Hubble !


If you would like to attend the meeting please send an e-mail to the society's Chair david.tillotson@btinternet.com and he will forward an invitation/link shortly before the meeting. Note that all meetings are for members who have now paid their membership fees.

Thursday, 18 March 2021

 March Meeting is 31st March at 19:30 hours

Clusters of Galaxies - Light in the Dark Spaces

Prof. Chris Collins

Professor of Cosmology within the Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI) of Liverpool John Moores University. 

My research covers topics in observational cosmology focussing on studies of the evolution of galaxies and clusters of galaxies over cosmic time and their large-scale distribution in space. These interests probe theories of how galaxies develop from seed density perturbations in the very early Universe and also provide constraints on cosmological parameters such as the amount of dark matter and dark energy. 

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

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