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30 September 2018CAG Celebrates 10 Years of Stargazing

Caithness Astronomy Group formed at the end of 2008, to enable local stargazers to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009) via a number of stargazing and astronomy based learning events that took place throughout the year.

So, in December 2018, CAG will celebrate 10 years of holding local astronomy events.  To help us celebrate we are delighted to welcome back frequent guest speaker Prof Martin Hendry MBE.....

 

02 August 2018"Recent Curiosities from Mars"

Join us for an illustrated talk by Pauline Macrae from the Highlands Astronomical Society that will tell the story of the NASA rover Curiosity, its exploration of Mount Sharp on the planet Mars, and its search for evidence of past habitable environments.

This talk is being held in association with the Caithness Branch of the British Science Association and the iMechE.

Refreshments will be served after the presentation and if weather permits there will also be the opportunity to look through CAG telescopes at Mars and other objects of interest in the autumn night sky.

Children are very welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

02 August 2018"Confessions of an Astronomer"

 

Join us for a light-hearted and personal look at the life of a professional astronomer. This lavishly illustrated talk by Prof Ian Robson from the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, contains amusing and exciting anecdotes (including escapades in cable car in the Pyrenees, flying in an RAF Comet above the North Sea at 45,000ft and many exploits in Hawai), and also covers a wide range of astronomy without the use of a single equation!

Refreshments will be served after the presentation and if weather permits there will also be the opportunity to look through CAG telescopes at Mars, Saturn and other objects of interest in the autumn night sky.

Children are very welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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