Two members will be sadly missed

We recently lost two members of the Society.

Martin Sinton passed away on March 13th, and Dick Warden on March 20th.

Martin was a member since before the year 2000, and was a regular at meetings and a great supporter of our outreach activities.

Dick was a (or probably more accurately the) founding member of the Society, back in 1982.

Martin Sinton, winner of the Robin Townley award in 2011.

Dick Warden, was presented with life membership in 2007.

The latest Mercury, Mar – Apr 2017 is now available

The latest Mercury newsletter is now available and members can download the Mar / Apr 2017 issue from the Downloads page.

Highlights in this issue are:

  • Earth Rise over the Moon
  • The Coordinator's Spot
  • Stargazing reminder
  • Extra-Terrestrial Life-2
  • Moon and Jupiter
  • Photograph of NGC891
  • Photograph of the Full Moon
  • Photograph of a Supernova
  • Moon and Venus Conjunction
  • Observation of Kemble's Cascade

The Sun Spot

  • Solar Scope Report (not)
  • Solar Transit of the ISS
  • Radio Astronomy

The History Spot

  • Discovery of the Speed of Light
  • Dates For Your Diary Mar - May 2017

The latest Mercury, Jan – Feb 2017 is now available

The latest Mercury newsletter is now available and members can download the Jan / Feb 2017 issue from the Downloads page.

Highlights in this issue are:

  • "I Want to Believe" by Chris Lintott
  • The Coordinator's Spot
  • CAS Curry Night
  • Extra Terrestrial Life
  • The Drake Equation Revisited
  • Moon Above Venus
  • Super Moon at Perigee Syzygy
  • The Sun Spot

  • Lunt Solar Scope report
  • Radio Astronomy on a shoestring
  • Articles Continued:

  • Winter Skies
  • The History Spot

  • Hipparchus
  • Dates For Your Diary Jan - Feb 2017
  • Website update

    Refreshing the website look and feel this month.

    There may be one or two things that need to be fixed up - if you notice any problems please let the website manager know.

    The latest Mercury, Nov – Dec 2016 is now available

    The latest Mercury newsletter is now available and members can download the Nov / Dec 2016 issue from the Downloads page.

    Highlights in this issue are:

  • The Full Moon
  • The Coordinator's Spot
  • The Christmas Star
  • Venus & Crescent Moon
  • A Near Miss!
  • Summary of CAS October Presentation
  • Chris Hadfield at the Cheltenham Literature Festival 2016
  • The Sun Spot

  • Lunt Solar Scope report
  • Articles Continued:

  • Product Review, Skywatcher Synguider Mk2
  • Museum of the History of Science Visit
  • Dates For Your Diary Nov - Dec 2016
  • The latest Mercury Sept – Oct 2016 is now available

    Mercury Jul / Aug 2016 cover

    The latest Mercury newsletter is now available and members can download the Sept / Oct 2016 issue from the Downloads page.

    Highlights in this issue are:

    • Gamma Cassiopeiae
    • What Shall I Look At Tonight?
    • The Coordinator's Spot
    • Pluto & Charon
    • The Magnificent Ten
    • Star Trails
    • The Sun Spot

    • Solarsphere 2016
    • Using the CAS Solar Telescope
    • Radio Astronomy on a Shoestring
    • The Square Kilometre Array
    • Dates For Your Diary Sept - Nov 2016

    The latest Mercury Jul – Aug 2016 is now available

    Mercury Jul / Aug 2016 cover

    The latest Mercury newsletter is now available and members can download the Jul / Aug 2016 issue from the Downloads page.

    Highlights in this issue are:

    • Transit of Mercury – Susan Snow
    • Tim Peake photo
    • Cheltenham Science Festival
    • What Shall I Look At Tonight?
    • The Coordinator's Spot
    • Fly Me to the Moon Part 2
    • CAS Prize Giving
    • Solar Telescope
    • Saturn observation – Eddie Carpenter
    • Saturn – Neil Havard
    • Transit of Mercury – Peter Cadogan
    • Transit of Mercury – William Jackson
    • Dates For Your Diary July - Sept 2016
    • In the next issue

    The latest Mercury May – June 2016 is now available

    Mercury May / Jun 2016 cover

    The latest Mercury newsletter is now available and members can download the May / June 2016 issue from the Downloads page.

    Highlights in this issue are:

    • Lunt Solar Telescope
    • CAS Observing Night of 7th Jan 2016
    • What Shall I Look At Tonight?
    • The Coordinator's Spot
    • "Gerhana Matahari" in the Makassar Straight
    • A visit to the Royal Observatory Greenwich
    • Atik Affinity Camera – First Light
    • Fly Me to the Moon
    • Jupiter's Great Red Spot
    • NT Outing to Dyrham Park March 2016
    • The March 2015 Solar Eclipse
    • Solarsphere 2016
    • Dates For Your Diary May - June 2016

    The latest Mercury Mar – Apr 2016 is now available

    Mercury Mar / Apr 2016 cover

    The latest Mercury newsletter is now available and members can download the Mar / Apr 2016 issue from the Downloads page.

    Highlights in this issue are:

    • Aurora Over Bishps Cleeve
    • The Moon Occulting Aldebaran
    • Moon Rise Over Cleeve Hill
    • Moon and Jupiter Conjunction
    • What Shall I Look At Tonight?
    • The Coordinator's Spot
    • The New Moon
    • The Great Astronomical Clock of Prague
    • CAS Curry Night
    • Comet Catalina
    • Cosmonauts and Other Worlds Exhibitions
    • Occultations and Transits of Planets
    • The UKube-1 mission
    • What’s in Principium
    • Viewing Reports of Comet Catalina
    • Dates For Your Diary 2016