Observatory Visit

The CSPA will be providing the refreshments at this brilliant event on 15th March at our Observatory .

If anyone is able to come along to help please let me know . I’d love to see you – should be interesting & fun. Georgia

Dear Parents,

CADSAS & the Cranbrook Observatory

One of the grants the CSPA made last year was the refurbishment of the Meade telescopes and lenses at the Cranbrook Observatory. The society’s website.

As a result, the society have kindly offered a “taster” evening for parents. The proposed programme will run as follows –


CSPA Visit to the School Observatory

PROGRAMME

8.00

 Welcome and introduction to the observatory Introduction to the CADSAS team and pupils by Ted

8.15

Tour of the observatory and view of the Alan Young with an explanation of how it operates – polar mount, etc. by Ivan

IF DRY

8.30

Tour of the night sky for those unfamiliar with the constellations

9.00

Viewing through the smaller telescopes each trained on a different object. Each telescope will be manned by a CADSAS member. Observation of the Alan Young in action operated by Ted & Ivan Slide show of photos taken by members

Refreshments will be served

IF WET or CLOUDY

8.30

The Night Sky in Spring – an illustrated talk by Rod

We would want to finish the viewing evening by 10.30pm latest, earlier if the weather is unkind.

The date – Tuesday March 15th ( Friday March 18th if bad weather) The time – 7.45pm for 8.00pm start

Due to space constraints, numbers will be strictly limited to 24 – places will be allocated on a first-come/first-served basis.

** PLEASE EMAIL ROD SMITH DIRECT (rodsmith at cadsas.com) WITH YOUR REQUEST **

If there is sufficient demand, CADSAS have kindly agreed to a second evening.

The society have also requested that no children under 13 attend – if parents do have younger children who are interested, please let Rod know by email and he will try to run another evening.

Cranbrook School students are always welcome at the society viewing evenings held on Fridays – if the sky is clear.


CSPA telescope visit March 2016

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