Star Parties

Now we have the Observatory up and running, it's vital we make full use of the facilities.

With this in mind we have decided to hold some special events, once a month, to encourage observing. These "Star Parties Observers Club" sessions will be ideal for our junior members and anyone else who wants to learn their way around the night sky. Each event will start with a general sky tour.

Our observing team run most of the weekend sessions so the Star Parties will take place in addition to the usual observing sessions and most of them will be held on a Tuesday evening.

We will not be concentrating on faint fuzzies, but the brighter Messier objects, the Moon and bright planets. We will try and show you how to observe and what little tricks to use to help locate things. You may learn something, you may not, but we promise they will be light hearted and fun.

In the meantime, suggestions for future meetings are very welcome.

The Parties will run from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. unless otherwise stated.

The Latitude of - Dyffryn Gardens is 51.4434
The Longitude of Dyff Gardens is -3.3028

Date Day Time Venue Status
1st September Tuesday 19:30-22:30 BST Dyffryn Gardens Hoping for clear skies - Star Party and Observers Club will go ahead as planned, whatever the weather.
1st October Tuesday 19:30-22:30 BST Dyffryn Gardens Hoping for clear skies - Star Party and Observers Club will go ahead as planned, whatever the weather.
7th November Tuesday 19:30-21:30 GMT Dyffryn Gardens Hoping for clear skies - Star Party and Observers Club will go ahead as planned, whatever the weather.
7th December Tuesday 19:30-21:30 GMT Dyffryn Gardens Hoping for clear skies - Star Party and Observers Club will go ahead as planned, whatever the weather.
17th Jan Tuesday 19:30-21:30 GMT Dyffryn Gardens Hoping for clear skies - Star Party and Observers Club will go ahead as planned, whatever the weather.
7th February Tuesday 19:30-21:30 GMT Dyffryn Gardens Hoping for clear skies - Star Party and Observers Club will go ahead as planned, whatever the weather.
7th March Tuesday 19:30-21:30 GMT Dyffryn Gardens Hoping for clear skies - Star Party and Observers Club will go ahead as planned, whatever the weather.
4th April Tuesday 19:30-21:30 BST Dyffryn Gardens Hoping for clear skies - Star Party and Observers Club will go ahead as planned, whatever the weather.
2nd May Tuesday 19:30-21:30 BST Dyffryn Gardens Hoping for clear skies - Star Party and Observers Club will go ahead as planned, whatever the weather.

Please note that all private equipment brought to CAS events is not insured by CAS and therefore CAS shall not be held liable for any damage or loss. The owner of the instrument is responsible for the safe and proper use at all times in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.

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