The Cardiff Astronomical Society (CAS)

Tim Peake at Techniquest with Cardiff Astronomical Society

On Thursday the 13th of October Tim Peake visited Techniquest in Cardiff Bay. The visit was part of his post-flight tour of the UK after his 6-month tour on the International Space Station.

See images of this event here

Read about Cardiff Astronomical Society in the "Astronomy Now Magazine"

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What to see in December

Next CAS Event

28th January 2017

FREE
National Museum of Wales Astronomy and Space Day. 10 am till closing, . CAS is just one of the organisations present. Please see the web site and What's On guide for the National Museum of Wales, Main Building in Cathay's Park

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Cardiff Astronomical Society

Cardiff Astronomical Society CAS was founded in July 1975 by Dr. Bob Owens and Dave Powell at an 'out of London' meeting of the British Astronomical Association held at Dyffryn Gardens. The Society continues to develop its activities, ably supported by a very active and enthusiastic committee. Membership has increased steadily over the years to more than 300+ which certainly makes CAS one of the largest formally constituted amateur astronomical societies in the UK.

A series of talks is held on alternate Thursday evenings from September to July at Cardiff University Physics and Astronomy Department, members attending meetings usually number over 60 and on several occasions during the year over 100. The programme is varied and comprises of lectures, short talks and debates. The aim is to cater for all interests, at whatever level, beginner or advanced. The Society is able to attract the very best speakers from all over the UK and beyond.

In addition, we hold regular observing sessions at our own observatory at Dyffryn Gardens. Members are able to look up at the sky with the help of more experienced observers and use some of the telescopes owned by the Society. For those who need help there is usually a naked eye sky tour to start the night off.

A comprehensive Library is available for use by all members. In addition, members may also borrow Society telescopes by arrangement.

The Cardiff Astronomical Society is a thriving society located in South East Wales. Come and join some of the Society's 300+ members at one of our meetings or observing sessions. Cardiff Astronomical Society promises a warm and friendly welcome for all!!

Join now!

0nly £15.00 per annum means you can borrow the Society's Telescopes and make use of our Library.

Select here for FREE downloadable stargazing resources

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Up and coming events with CAS

Free on 28th January 2017 National Museum of Wales Astronomy and Space Day. 10 am till closing, . CAS is just one of the organisations present. Please see the web site and What's On guide for the National Museum of Wales, Main Building in Cathay's Park

May 6th 2017 Cardiff Astronomy Festival.
10 am till 4pm National Museum of Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff. A showcase of all things astronomical! Lunar samples on display, various trade stands, shows in the Techniquest Planetarium, meteorites for sale, help and advice from members of Cardiff Astronomical Society. FREE

July 30th 2017 10 am till 4pm.
Solar Viewing, Mountain Visitor Centre, Libanus, Brecon Beacons National Park
No fee or booking necessary, just turn up at the Centre during the day N.B. car parking charges will apply, solar viewing will depend on the Sun making an appearance!

October 14th 2017 Stargazing Evening 6:30pm till 9:30pm,
Mountain Visitor Centre, Libanus, Brecon Beacons National Park. A ticketed event, charges will apply, bookings via the National Park, details to follow.

CAS Stargazing Evening

October 28th 2017



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Introduction in Astronomy 1

Introduction in Astronomy 2

Introduction in Astronomy 3

Introduction in Astronomy 4

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Cardiff Astronomical Society became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation

on

Monday 31st October

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