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

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