The latest Mercury, May / June 2018, is now available

Front Cover Mar/Apr 2018

The latest Mercury newsletter is now available and members can download the May / June 2018 issue from the Downloads page.

Contents of this issue are:

    • Co-ordinator’s Spot
    • Zooniverse project
    • Minutes of AGM
    • Radio Aastronomy Group
    • Treasurer’s report, accounts and renewals
    • The History Spot – Elizabeth Brown update and Annie Maunder
    • How long is the longest day?
    • Recent crescent moon
    • The 3 P’s of total solar eclipse photography
    • Dates For Your Diary 2018

The latest Mercury, January / February 2018, is now available

The latest Mercury newsletter is now available and members can download the Jan / Feb 2018 issue from the Downloads page.

Contents of this issue are:

    • Astrobiology Questionnaire results
    • Co-ordinator’s Spot
    • Geminid Meteor Shower
    • So You Want to Become an Astronaut…?
    • Extra Terrestrial 3
    • Man the Microcosm, Universe the Macrocosm
    • Moon Mosaic
    • Moon single photo
    • The History Spot – Henrietta Swan Leavitt
    • Observations of Sunspot Group AR2671
    • Summary for the coming year – Dates For Your Diary
    • Dates For Your Diary 2018

The latest Mercury, November / December 2017, is now available

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

Contents of this issue are:

    • Photographing Double Stars
    • A Gloomy Sun
    • “Hidden Figures” Film Review
    • Minutes of CAS meeting on 14th October 2017
    • Aligning an Equatorial Telescope Basics
    • Observing Jupiter
    • A Visit to the Paris Observatory
    • The Perihelion of Mercury
    • Sun spot AR2665
    • The Moon & Jupiter moons
    • Occultations in November & December
    • Dates For Your Diary Sept – Nov 2017

The latest Mercury, Sept – Oct 2017 is now available

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

Contents of this issue are:

    • Front Page Image
    • The Cassini Mission
    • The Coordinator’s Spot
    • USA Solar Eclipse
      Jack & Alice Newton
      Callum Potter
      Susan Snow
    • UK Eclipse – Ian Smith & James Weightman
    • Solar Eclipse viewing – John Fletcher
    • Cygnus by Ian Smith
    • Minutes of club meeting 20th July 2017
    • Minutes of club meeting 12th August 2017
    • Officers of the Club
    • Dates For Your Diary Sept – Nov 2017

The latest Mercury, Jul – Aug 2017 is now available

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

Contents of this issue are:

    • Front Page Image
    • Bio of our New Co-ordinator
    • The Coordinator’s Spot
    • CAS Award photos
    • Conjunction of the Moon & Jupiter
    • Patrick Moore Birthday Gathering
    • Aligning an optical telescope
    • Astronomical Ephemera collecting
    • History of the CAS logo
    • A Report from Jack & Alice Newton (CAS Patron)
    • Uranus & Neptune
    • Take the NASA survey
    • Antipodean Moon
    • Officers of the Club

The History Spot – James Bradley Part 2

  • Dates For Your Diary Jul – Sept 2017

The latest Mercury, May – Jun 2017 is now available

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

Highlights in this issue are:

    • New Coordinator at CAS
    • The Coordinator’s Spot
    • Tributes to Dick Warden
    • Tributes to Martin Sinton
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • Occultations and Conjunctions of Jupiter’s Moons in 2017
    • Free magazine access via Gloucester Library

The History Spot – James Bradley, Gloucestershire’s Astronomer Royal

  • Dates For Your Diary May – Jul 2017

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