Past Events - 2019
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.
Public Moonwatch Event (12th Jan)
This event in Thurso failed to see the Moon due to cloud (& rain!)
Members Dark Skies Event (25th Jan)
Clouds prevented any observing, but indoors members got an update on the latest Space News and a talk by CAG Chairman to help celebrate a decade of CAG activities - “Adventures in Amateur Astronomy – 10 Years as Chairman of CAG”
Public Moonwatch Events (16th Feb)
This event held by separate CAG members in both Wick & Thurso allowed those on the eastern side of the county to view the Moon through a CAG telescope.
Whilst waiting for a gap in the clouds in Wick there was the chance for attanding children to try their hand at launching (stomp) rockets and in Thurso hot chocolate was available whilst watching some moon related videos.
Annual General Meeting (23rd Feb)
The AGM was held on Saturday 23rd February in The Pentland Hotel, Thurso. The annual statement of accounts were accepted and the following office bearers and committee members were 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 2019 was set at £15 for adults and £25 for family membership (the same as last year).
Members Dark Skies Event (1st March)
At this members event Christian Wilhelm discussed some of the Open Source software currently available for use by amateur astronomers, and Gordon Mackie provided some Astrophotography Basics" to those who own a tripod and camera capable of long exposures.
"KISSing the Moon" - Eric Walker (15th Mar)