An Audience with 2004 Bl86 Near Earth Asteroid

By Peter Davison on Monday, 2nd February 2015

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Having recently signed up online with American astronomy magazine “Sky and Telescope”, I received a notification that Earth was to have a close encounter with an asteroid on the evening of Monday 26 January, and that it would be visible from the UK. Not really thinking that we would stand a chance of seeing a […]


How to join CAS

By Mark Eustace on Tuesday, 6th January 2015

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If you’re thinking of joining a local astronomical club, you’ve come to the right place! Click on the menu item above ‘Become a Member’ to learn all about our great society, benefits of membership and how to join. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to complete the ‘Contact Us’ form or give us […]


The International Space Station

By Mark Eustace on Saturday, 27th December 2014

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We’ve added a new page so that visitors can see where the ISS is right now via a live feed. There’s a link on this page that takes you to a page on NASA’s website where you can enter your mobile number or email address so that you can receive messages on days when the […]


Hubble Telescope Top 100 Slideshow

By Mark Eustace on Friday, 28th November 2014

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I’ve created a slideshow of the top 100 Hubble images taken from space. Have a look at Members’ Gallery and then choose Mark’s Photos. These are all freely available public domain photos. If you Google Hubble photos you’ll be able to find the much bigger version of these photos on the Hubble website. Stunning by […]


Speed Of Light Scrapparatus!

By sinstone on Sunday, 21st September 2014

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SPEED OF LIGHT SCRAPPARATUS In astronomy, 99.9% of the information we receive from the sky comes to us in the form of electromagnetic radiation that covers the entire spectrum from gamma rays, through visible light, to radio waves. This radiation travels at the universe’s top speed of 300,000,000 metres per second. However we take this […]