Past Events - 2018
WORK IN PROGRESS - We're a relatively small Group, but undertake lots of activities, so please bear with us while we try to keep these details up to date.
Members Dark Skies event (19th Jan)
CAG Helping Thurso Beavers get their Space Badge
CAG Stargazing Session at Castletown Primary School
Members Dark Skies event (9th Feb)
CAG Annual General Meeting
The AGM was held on Saturday 10th March in Caithness Horizons, Thurso. The annual statement of accounts were accepted and the following office bearers and committee members were elected/re-elected as part of the proceedings:
Chairperson: Gordon Mackie
Secretary: Keith Nicholson
Treasurer: Alan Gerrard
Other committee members: John Hilton, Dina Hilton, Angela Nicholson, Christian Wilhelm, Carole Whittaker & Mark Gibson
Membership for 2018 was set at £15 for adults and £25 for family membership (the same as last year).
"Lochaber to the Cosmos" (15th March)
In a joint talk hosted by CAG & the Caithness Science Festival Dr Alec MacKinnon, Senior Lecturer from the University of Glasgow gave a talk about the Ben Nevis Observatory, it's link to Physicist CTR Wilson and his studies of cosmic rays. The talk then talked about some of the recent discoveries in relation to these high energy cosmic particles.
CAG at the Caithness Science Festival Fun Day (17th March Wick School Campus)
"To Pluto and Beyond" (20th April)
CAG member Mike Lunan took attendees on a guided tour of the distant world Pluto and it's ensemble of moons thanks to some stunning imagery obtained by the New Horzons spacecraft.