The 2018 Annual General Meeting

of the Cardiff Astronomical Society is to be held on Thursday, 26th April 2018 at 7.30 p.m. in the Trevithick Lecture Room of Cardiff University's Department of Physics and Astronomy, Queen's Buildings, The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA. This is the first "proper" AGM to be held by the Society since it became a registered charity on 31 October 2016.

All members are encouraged to attend the AGM and they should bring their membership cards.

Here are links to the AGM Notice, the AGM Agenda and the 2016/17 Trustees' Annual Report (incorporating the 2016/17 Statement of Accounts) - all these documents have already been sent to members (by email or post).

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The Cardiff Astronomical Society (CAS) is a thriving society located in South East Wales. It has been in existence for over 40 years and is one of the largest amateur astronomical societies in the UK. CAS continues to provide a range of facilities for both Society members and the public at large including a varied programme of talks on Thursday evenings (except in August) at the Physics and Astronomy Department of Cardiff University which, we were pleased to see, was named University of the Year at the 2017 Business and Education Partnerships Awards. In addition, regular night sky (and occasional solar) observing sessions are held at the Society's own Observatory at Dyffryn Gardens.

Our members come from all walks of life and their knowledge of astronomy ranges from complete beginner to advanced. You don't need any specialist knowledge to join us and neither do you need to own a telescope or binoculars. It's also possible to try us out before joining!

More details about the Society and what it does are available here

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Upcoming CAS events

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Thursday, 26th April 2018 - "The 2018 CAS AGM" - see above

From 7.30 p.m. till 9.30 p.m. (at the latest) at Cardiff University's School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen's Buildings, The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA venue for talks

  • Next Observing Session

Friday, 11th or Saturday, 12th May 2018 - please click here

  • Next Star Party

To be confirmed - please click here.

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CAS Privacy Policy

In the lead-up to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect on 25 May 2018 the Cardiff Astronomical Society introduced a Privacy Policy on 20 April 2018. It can be accessed by clicking on the button to the right and can also be found among the Important Documents contained in the Members' Area of the website.

The Policy will be kept under review in the light of experience gained and comments received from CAS members.

CAS Statement of Safety Considerations and Policies

The Society is keen to ensure that all Society members and other visitors to the CAS Observatory and other events in which the Society is participating are kept as safe as possible. For this reason the Society produced a few years ago a clear statement of its policy in this area including the responsibilities which CAS members and other visitors to Society events themselves have.

We urge YOU to read the Statement which can also be found among the Important Documents in the Members' Area of the website.

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