Chester Astronomical Society is one of the world's oldest scientific societies going back to 1892.
It hosts public lectures by amateurs and professionals alike and arranges visits to sites of technical interest.
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.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 25-Jul-2018.
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
Meetings start at 7:30 P.M. at the usual venue, the Burley Memorial Hall, Waverton, CH3 7QN