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

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
  • 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